U.K. 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.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 9.94%, a 2.83% decline from 2021.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 12.77%, a 0.66% decline from 2020.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.44%, a 2.4% increase from 2019.
  • U.K. youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.04%, a 0.15% 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%
U.K. Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 9.94% -2.83%
2021 12.77% -0.66%
2020 13.44% 2.40%
2019 11.04% -0.15%
2018 11.19% -0.80%
2017 11.99% -0.90%
2016 12.89% -1.62%
2015 14.51% -2.29%
2014 16.80% -3.70%
2013 20.50% -0.55%
2012 21.05% -0.10%
2011 21.15% 1.42%
2010 19.73% 0.75%
2009 18.98% 4.06%
2008 14.92% 0.74%
2007 14.18% 0.36%
2006 13.82% 1.20%
2005 12.62% 2.00%
2004 10.62% -0.64%
2003 11.26% 0.43%
2002 10.84% 0.58%
2001 10.26% -1.68%
2000 11.94% -0.43%
1999 12.36% -0.05%
1998 12.41% -1.14%
1997 13.56% -1.37%
1996 14.93% -0.61%
1995 15.54% -0.82%
1994 16.36% -1.13%
1993 17.49% 1.82%
1992 15.67% 1.79%
1991 13.88% 1.79%