Belize 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.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 21.81%, a 0.93% decline from 2021.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 22.74%, a 1.26% decline from 2020.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 24.00%, a 3.58% increase from 2019.
  • Belize youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.42%, a 2.37% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
Cuba 3.47%
Belize Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 21.81% -0.93%
2021 22.74% -1.26%
2020 24.00% 3.58%
2019 20.42% 2.37%
2018 18.06% 2.32%
2017 15.74% -0.86%
2016 16.59% 0.08%
2015 16.51% -1.78%
2014 18.29% 1.35%
2013 16.94% 0.09%
2012 16.85% 0.06%
2011 16.79% 0.08%
2010 16.71% 0.01%
2009 16.70% 0.12%
2008 16.58% -0.64%
2007 17.22% -1.82%
2006 19.04% -3.04%
2005 22.08% 0.65%
2004 21.43% 0.69%
2003 20.73% 0.53%
2002 20.21% 1.84%
2001 18.36% -3.56%
2000 21.92% -3.75%
1999 25.67% -2.59%
1998 28.25% 3.29%
1997 24.97% -1.65%
1996 26.62% 2.56%
1995 24.06% 2.68%
1994 21.38% 2.43%
1993 18.95% 0.06%
1992 18.89% 0.05%
1991 18.84% 0.05%