Japan 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.
  • Japan youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.23%, a 0.33% decline from 2021.
  • Japan youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.56%, a 0.08% decline from 2020.
  • Japan youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.64%, a 0.7% increase from 2019.
  • Japan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.94%, a 0.26% increase 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%
Japan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 4.23% -0.33%
2021 4.56% -0.08%
2020 4.64% 0.70%
2019 3.94% 0.26%
2018 3.67% -0.93%
2017 4.60% -0.52%
2016 5.12% -0.36%
2015 5.47% -0.82%
2014 6.29% -0.52%
2013 6.81% -1.42%
2012 8.23% -0.08%
2011 8.30% -1.13%
2010 9.44% 0.23%
2009 9.20% 1.90%
2008 7.30% -0.57%
2007 7.87% -0.42%
2006 8.29% -0.42%
2005 8.72% -0.85%
2004 9.57% -0.62%
2003 10.19% 0.12%
2002 10.07% 0.46%
2001 9.61% 0.39%
2000 9.21% 0.03%
1999 9.18% 1.47%
1998 7.71% 1.03%
1997 6.68% 0.02%
1996 6.66% 0.46%
1995 6.20% 0.61%
1994 5.60% 0.58%
1993 5.02% 0.50%
1992 4.52% 0.03%
1991 4.49% 0.03%