Canada 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.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 10.01%, a 3.52% decline from 2021.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.53%, a 6.58% decline from 2020.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 20.11%, a 9.13% increase from 2019.
  • Canada youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.99%, a 0.09% decline 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%
Canada Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 10.01% -3.52%
2021 13.53% -6.58%
2020 20.11% 9.13%
2019 10.99% -0.09%
2018 11.08% -0.53%
2017 11.61% -1.51%
2016 13.11% -0.10%
2015 13.21% -0.29%
2014 13.50% -0.25%
2013 13.75% -0.70%
2012 14.46% 0.18%
2011 14.28% -0.65%
2010 14.93% -0.41%
2009 15.34% 3.72%
2008 11.62% 0.41%
2007 11.21% -0.46%
2006 11.67% -0.75%
2005 12.42% -1.06%
2004 13.47% -0.16%
2003 13.63% 0.01%
2002 13.63% 0.75%
2001 12.88% 0.19%
2000 12.69% -1.38%
1999 14.06% -1.10%
1998 15.16% -1.11%
1997 16.27% 0.85%
1996 15.42% 0.57%
1995 14.85% -1.07%
1994 15.92% -1.28%
1993 17.20% -0.03%
1992 17.23% 1.38%
1991 15.85% 1.38%