Puerto Rico 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.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 18.47%, a 1.79% decline from 2020.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.26%, a 1.47% increase from 2019.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 18.79%, a 1.84% decline from 2018.
  • Puerto Rico youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 20.63%, a 3.43% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 40.97%
French Polynesia 38.91%
Spain 36.93%
Greece 36.87%
Uruguay 32.86%
Italy 30.92%
Bahamas 30.78%
Barbados 30.58%
Panama 29.96%
Argentina 29.89%
Saudi Arabia 28.84%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.02%
Kuwait 25.48%
Sweden 24.54%
Croatia 23.63%
Brunei 23.41%
Portugal 23.13%
Slovak Republic 21.47%
Chile 21.39%
France 20.09%
Belgium 19.57%
Lithuania 19.02%
Puerto Rico 18.47%
Finland 18.05%
Ireland 17.43%
Estonia 17.14%
Channel Islands 15.78%
Latvia 15.53%
Guam 15.31%
Luxembourg 15.23%
Hong Kong 14.97%
Oman 14.58%
Canada 14.04%
Slovenia 13.91%
Hungary 13.52%
Poland 13.42%
Iceland 13.36%
United Kingdom 13.23%
Norway 13.02%
Trinidad and Tobago 12.68%
Cyprus 11.83%
New Zealand 11.39%
Austria 11.37%
Australia 10.80%
UAE 10.67%
Denmark 10.13%
Bahrain 9.90%
Malta 9.78%
Netherlands 9.61%
United States 9.57%
Macao 9.24%
Singapore 9.12%
Switzerland 9.11%
Israel 8.79%
South Korea 7.78%
Czech Republic 7.62%
Germany 6.95%
Japan 4.36%
Qatar 1.08%
Puerto Rico Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 18.47% -1.79%
2020 20.26% 1.47%
2019 18.79% -1.84%
2018 20.63% -3.43%
2017 24.06% -2.02%
2016 26.08% -0.18%
2015 26.26% -3.96%
2014 30.22% -0.68%
2013 30.90% -0.24%
2012 31.14% -2.46%
2011 33.60% -0.87%
2010 34.47% 2.66%
2009 31.81% 7.60%
2008 24.22% 2.33%
2007 21.89% -0.40%
2006 22.28% -1.30%
2005 23.58% 2.22%
2004 21.36% -1.88%
2003 23.24% 0.16%
2002 23.09% 0.63%
2001 22.46% 2.26%
2000 20.20% -2.25%
1999 22.45% -2.17%
1998 24.62% -2.01%
1997 26.64% -0.56%
1996 27.19% 1.27%
1995 25.92% -0.56%
1994 26.49% -3.54%
1993 30.03% -3.45%
1992 33.48% 0.09%
1991 33.38% 0.09%