Ireland 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.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 9.15%, a 5.31% decline from 2021.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.46%, a 0.78% decline from 2020.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.24%, a 2.78% increase from 2019.
  • Ireland youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.46%, a 1.28% 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%
Ireland Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 9.15% -5.31%
2021 14.46% -0.78%
2020 15.24% 2.78%
2019 12.46% -1.28%
2018 13.75% -0.65%
2017 14.39% -2.40%
2016 16.79% -3.46%
2015 20.26% -3.17%
2014 23.43% -3.31%
2013 26.74% -4.06%
2012 30.81% 1.21%
2011 29.60% 1.43%
2010 28.16% 3.64%
2009 24.53% 11.06%
2008 13.47% 4.31%
2007 9.16% 0.89%
2006 8.27% 0.00%
2005 8.27% 0.20%
2004 8.07% 0.16%
2003 7.91% 0.33%
2002 7.58% 1.57%
2001 6.00% -0.38%
2000 6.38% -1.97%
1999 8.36% -2.81%
1998 11.17% -4.34%
1997 15.51% -2.18%
1996 17.68% -0.73%
1995 18.42% -3.98%
1994 22.40% -1.92%
1993 24.32% 2.12%
1992 22.20% -0.40%
1991 22.61% -0.40%