UAE 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.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 9.29%, a 1.21% decline from 2021.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.49%, a 3.63% decline from 2020.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.12%, a 6.71% increase from 2019.
  • UAE youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.41%, a 0.74% 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%
UAE Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 9.29% -1.21%
2021 10.49% -3.63%
2020 14.12% 6.71%
2019 7.41% 0.74%
2018 6.66% -0.49%
2017 7.16% 2.34%
2016 4.81% -0.20%
2015 5.01% -0.20%
2014 5.21% -0.17%
2013 5.38% -0.15%
2012 5.53% -0.08%
2011 5.61% -0.11%
2010 5.71% -0.19%
2009 5.90% -0.17%
2008 6.07% -0.46%
2007 6.53% -0.55%
2006 7.08% -0.64%
2005 7.72% 0.45%
2004 7.27% 0.54%
2003 6.73% 0.42%
2002 6.31% 0.41%
2001 5.90% 0.46%
2000 5.44% 0.06%
1999 5.38% 0.07%
1998 5.31% 0.13%
1997 5.18% 0.02%
1996 5.17% 0.18%
1995 4.99% 0.05%
1994 4.94% 0.00%
1993 4.94% 0.03%
1992 4.91% -0.05%
1991 4.96% -0.05%