India 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.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 23.22%, a 0.67% decline from 2021.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 23.89%, a 7% decline from 2020.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 30.90%, a 8.01% increase from 2019.
  • India youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.89%, a 3.47% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
India Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 23.22% -0.67%
2021 23.89% -7.00%
2020 30.90% 8.01%
2019 22.89% -3.47%
2018 26.35% 1.05%
2017 25.30% 0.95%
2016 24.36% 0.98%
2015 23.37% 0.97%
2014 22.41% 0.95%
2013 21.46% 0.91%
2012 20.55% 0.87%
2011 19.68% 0.72%
2010 18.96% 0.86%
2009 18.10% 0.95%
2008 17.14% 0.65%
2007 16.50% 0.75%
2006 15.74% 0.75%
2005 14.99% 0.29%
2004 14.71% 0.28%
2003 14.42% 0.38%
2002 14.05% 0.25%
2001 13.80% 0.30%
2000 13.50% 0.17%
1999 13.33% 0.35%
1998 12.98% 0.33%
1997 12.65% 0.21%
1996 12.44% 0.29%
1995 12.15% 0.31%
1994 11.85% -0.01%
1993 11.86% -0.06%
1992 11.92% 0.05%
1991 11.88% 0.05%