Barbados 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.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 24.49%, a 3.13% decline from 2021.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 27.62%, a 1.94% decline from 2020.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 29.56%, a 4.05% increase from 2019.
  • Barbados youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 25.52%, a 1.47% 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%
Barbados Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 24.49% -3.13%
2021 27.62% -1.94%
2020 29.56% 4.05%
2019 25.52% 1.47%
2018 24.05% -1.99%
2017 26.03% -0.09%
2016 26.12% -2.53%
2015 28.65% -4.16%
2014 32.81% 3.81%
2013 29.00% 0.29%
2012 28.71% 1.91%
2011 26.80% 1.55%
2010 25.25% 1.68%
2009 23.57% 4.70%
2008 18.88% 1.67%
2007 17.21% -3.10%
2006 20.31% -0.81%
2005 21.12% -1.36%
2004 22.48% -3.36%
2003 25.85% 2.92%
2002 22.93% -0.04%
2001 22.97% 2.17%
2000 20.79% -1.57%
1999 22.36% -2.01%
1998 24.37% -5.77%
1997 30.14% 2.20%
1996 27.94% -9.97%
1995 37.91% -3.96%
1994 41.86% -1.78%
1993 43.64% 1.74%
1992 41.90% 0.82%
1991 41.08% 0.82%