North Korea 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.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.13%, a 0.66% decline from 2020.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.79%, a 0.6% increase from 2019.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.20%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • North Korea youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.27%, a 0.17% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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North Korea Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 6.13% -0.66%
2020 6.79% 0.60%
2019 6.20% -0.07%
2018 6.27% -0.17%
2017 6.44% -0.13%
2016 6.57% 0.12%
2015 6.45% 0.09%
2014 6.37% -0.06%
2013 6.42% 0.04%
2012 6.38% -0.05%
2011 6.43% 0.17%
2010 6.26% -0.14%
2009 6.39% 0.04%
2008 6.35% -0.11%
2007 6.46% -0.05%
2006 6.51% -0.08%
2005 6.59% -0.03%
2004 6.63% -0.10%
2003 6.72% -0.01%
2002 6.73% -0.07%
2001 6.81% 0.08%
2000 6.73% -0.04%
1999 6.78% 0.44%
1998 6.33% 0.48%
1997 5.85% 0.27%
1996 5.58% 0.20%
1995 5.38% 0.16%
1994 5.22% 0.31%
1993 4.90% 0.32%
1992 4.59% 0.10%
1991 4.49% 0.10%