Mauritania 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.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 21.90%, a 0.25% decline from 2021.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 22.15%, a 0.58% decline from 2020.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 22.73%, a 1.73% increase from 2019.
  • Mauritania youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.99%, a 0.02% 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%
Mauritania Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 21.90% -0.25%
2021 22.15% -0.58%
2020 22.73% 1.73%
2019 20.99% -0.02%
2018 21.02% 0.04%
2017 20.98% 1.12%
2016 19.86% 1.29%
2015 18.57% 1.16%
2014 17.41% 1.16%
2013 16.25% 1.17%
2012 15.09% -0.01%
2011 15.10% -0.03%
2010 15.13% -0.04%
2009 15.18% -0.02%
2008 15.19% -0.04%
2007 15.23% 0.29%
2006 14.94% -0.17%
2005 15.11% -0.07%
2004 15.19% 0.02%
2003 15.16% -0.09%
2002 15.25% -0.04%
2001 15.29% -0.07%
2000 15.36% 0.09%
1999 15.27% -0.04%
1998 15.31% -0.14%
1997 15.45% 0.13%
1996 15.32% 0.04%
1995 15.28% -0.22%
1994 15.50% 0.12%
1993 15.38% -0.09%
1992 15.47% -0.04%
1991 15.51% -0.04%