Uruguay 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.
  • Uruguay youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 32.86%, a 1.16% decline from 2020.
  • Uruguay youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 34.01%, a 5.43% increase from 2019.
  • Uruguay youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 28.58%, a 1.94% increase from 2018.
  • Uruguay youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 26.64%, a 1.34% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
Uruguay Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 32.86% -1.16%
2020 34.01% 5.43%
2019 28.58% 1.94%
2018 26.64% 1.34%
2017 25.30% 1.13%
2016 24.17% 1.29%
2015 22.89% 3.45%
2014 19.43% 0.14%
2013 19.29% 0.74%
2012 18.56% 0.53%
2011 18.03% -2.64%
2010 20.67% -0.25%
2009 20.92% -1.41%
2008 22.33% -2.54%
2007 24.87% -3.21%
2006 28.08% -0.98%
2005 29.06% -3.97%
2004 33.03% -4.95%
2003 37.98% 0.25%
2002 37.73% 3.48%
2001 34.25% 5.18%
2000 29.07% 4.74%
1999 24.33% 1.63%
1998 22.70% -5.58%
1997 28.28% -1.52%
1996 29.80% 5.03%
1995 24.77% 0.53%
1994 24.24% 1.13%
1993 23.11% -0.89%
1992 24.00% -0.64%
1991 24.64% -0.64%