Sweden Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

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 2022 was 20.68%, a 3.88% decline from 2021.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 24.56%, a 0.67% increase from 2020.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 23.89%, a 3.8% increase from 2019.
  • Sweden youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.09%, a 2.7% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 38.02%
French Polynesia 36.37%
Greece 30.05%
Spain 28.34%
Uruguay 27.58%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.20%
Barbados 24.49%
Italy 23.93%
Brunei 23.89%
Bahamas 23.85%
Saudi Arabia 23.77%
Sweden 20.68%
Panama 20.19%
Estonia 20.15%
Slovak Republic 19.30%
Cyprus 18.69%
Argentina 18.57%
Portugal 17.80%
France 17.75%
Croatia 17.56%
Luxembourg 17.54%
Chile 17.25%
Belgium 16.27%
Kuwait 15.38%
Channel Islands 14.79%
Finland 14.47%
Guam 13.64%
Latvia 13.20%
Puerto Rico 13.11%
Hong Kong 12.96%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.57%
Slovenia 11.09%
Lithuania 11.05%
Iceland 10.73%
Hungary 10.22%
Canada 10.01%
United Kingdom 9.94%
Norway 9.64%
Austria 9.40%
UAE 9.29%
New Zealand 9.23%
Ireland 9.15%
Denmark 8.78%
Poland 8.71%
Australia 8.29%
Malta 8.27%
United States 7.89%
Netherlands 7.79%
Oman 7.47%
Switzerland 7.37%
Czech Republic 7.08%
Macao 7.05%
South Korea 6.88%
Bahrain 6.63%
Singapore 6.12%
Israel 6.03%
Germany 5.75%
Japan 4.23%
Qatar 0.30%
Sweden Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 20.68% -3.88%
2021 24.56% 0.67%
2020 23.89% 3.80%
2019 20.09% 2.70%
2018 17.39% -0.49%
2017 17.88% -0.96%
2016 18.84% -1.45%
2015 20.29% -2.45%
2014 22.74% -0.70%
2013 23.44% -0.14%
2012 23.58% 0.84%
2011 22.74% -2.00%
2010 24.74% -0.29%
2009 25.03% 4.83%
2008 20.20% 0.95%
2007 19.25% -2.23%
2006 21.47% -0.44%
2005 21.91% 3.42%
2004 18.49% 4.19%
2003 14.30% 1.36%
2002 12.94% 1.27%
2001 11.67% 2.36%
2000 9.31% -6.53%
1999 15.84% -1.19%
1998 17.03% -4.19%
1997 21.23% 0.29%
1996 20.93% 1.70%
1995 19.23% -3.03%
1994 22.26% -0.10%
1993 22.36% 8.92%
1992 13.45% 5.65%
1991 7.80% 5.65%