Timor-Leste 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.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.84%, a 0.47% increase from 2020.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.37%, a 0.87% increase from 2019.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.50%, a 0.43% decline from 2018.
  • Timor-Leste youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.93%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
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Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
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Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
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Vietnam 7.24%
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Myanmar 6.40%
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Timor-Leste Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 13.84% 0.47%
2020 13.37% 0.87%
2019 12.50% -0.43%
2018 12.93% -0.08%
2017 13.00% 0.14%
2016 12.86% 0.62%
2015 12.25% 0.65%
2014 11.60% 0.57%
2013 11.02% 0.68%
2012 10.34% 0.63%
2011 9.72% 0.69%
2010 9.03% 0.02%
2009 9.01% 0.03%
2008 8.99% -0.02%
2007 9.00% -0.30%
2006 9.30% -0.04%
2005 9.34% -0.17%
2004 9.51% -0.20%
2003 9.71% -0.27%
2002 9.98% 0.25%
2001 9.73% 0.01%
2000 9.72% -1.08%
1999 10.80% 0.11%
1998 10.69% 0.07%
1997 10.62% 0.20%
1996 10.42% 0.15%
1995 10.27% 0.21%
1994 10.06% 0.28%
1993 9.79% 0.23%
1992 9.56% 0.21%
1991 9.35% 0.21%