Sweden 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.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 24.54%, a 0.43% increase from 2020.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 24.11%, a 3.9% increase from 2019.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.22%, a 2.8% increase from 2018.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 17.41%, a 0.42% 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%
Sweden Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 24.54% 0.43%
2020 24.11% 3.90%
2019 20.22% 2.80%
2018 17.41% -0.42%
2017 17.83% -0.92%
2016 18.75% -1.45%
2015 20.20% -2.43%
2014 22.62% -0.71%
2013 23.33% -0.15%
2012 23.49% 0.83%
2011 22.65% -1.99%
2010 24.64% -0.24%
2009 24.88% 4.83%
2008 20.06% 0.91%
2007 19.15% -2.28%
2006 21.43% -0.49%
2005 21.92% 3.41%
2004 18.51% 4.21%
2003 14.30% 1.37%
2002 12.94% 1.28%
2001 11.66% 2.34%
2000 9.32% -6.57%
1999 15.88% -1.22%
1998 17.10% -4.22%
1997 21.31% 0.26%
1996 21.05% 1.71%
1995 19.34% -3.06%
1994 22.40% -0.07%
1993 22.46% 8.96%
1992 13.51% 5.66%
1991 7.85% 5.66%