Guyana 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.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 25.40%, a 4.05% decline from 2021.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 29.46%, a 1.45% decline from 2020.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 30.91%, a 3.9% increase from 2019.
  • Guyana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 27.01%, a 0.85% 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%
Guyana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 25.40% -4.05%
2021 29.46% -1.45%
2020 30.91% 3.90%
2019 27.01% 0.85%
2018 26.16% 0.45%
2017 25.71% 0.51%
2016 25.19% 0.39%
2015 24.80% 0.46%
2014 24.35% 0.45%
2013 23.89% 0.42%
2012 23.47% 0.36%
2011 23.11% 0.31%
2010 22.80% 0.35%
2009 22.45% 0.29%
2008 22.16% 0.49%
2007 21.66% 0.33%
2006 21.34% -0.77%
2005 22.11% -0.62%
2004 22.73% -0.67%
2003 23.41% -0.55%
2002 23.96% -0.39%
2001 24.34% -0.50%
2000 24.84% -0.27%
1999 25.11% -0.52%
1998 25.63% -0.17%
1997 25.80% -0.35%
1996 26.15% -0.50%
1995 26.65% -0.31%
1994 26.96% -0.45%
1993 27.41% -0.27%
1992 27.68% 0.46%
1991 27.22% 0.46%