Papua New Guinea Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.25%, a 0.25% increase from 2020.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.00%, a 0.22% increase from 2019.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.77%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.82%, a 0.08% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Djibouti 79.91%
Eswatini 50.90%
Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
Lao PDR 3.32%
Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
Papua New Guinea Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 5.25% 0.25%
2020 5.00% 0.22%
2019 4.77% -0.05%
2018 4.82% 0.08%
2017 4.75% 0.06%
2016 4.69% 0.05%
2015 4.64% 0.14%
2014 4.50% -0.08%
2013 4.57% 0.04%
2012 4.53% -0.01%
2011 4.54% 0.91%
2010 3.63% -0.20%
2009 3.83% -0.26%
2008 4.09% -0.02%
2007 4.10% -0.18%
2006 4.28% -0.12%
2005 4.40% -0.20%
2004 4.60% -0.14%
2003 4.75% -0.18%
2002 4.93% -0.13%
2001 5.06% -0.18%
2000 5.24% 0.08%
1999 5.15% -0.12%
1998 5.27% -0.02%
1997 5.29% 0.23%
1996 5.06% -0.22%
1995 5.28% 0.18%
1994 5.10% 0.27%
1993 4.83% -0.04%
1992 4.87% -0.05%
1991 4.93% -0.05%