Papua New Guinea 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.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 5.20%, a 0.06% decline from 2021.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.26%, a 0.1% decline from 2020.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.36%, a 0.63% increase from 2019.
  • Papua New Guinea youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.73%, a 0.03% 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%
Papua New Guinea Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 5.20% -0.06%
2021 5.26% -0.10%
2020 5.36% 0.63%
2019 4.73% -0.03%
2018 4.77% 0.09%
2017 4.68% 0.07%
2016 4.62% 0.06%
2015 4.56% 0.15%
2014 4.41% -0.08%
2013 4.49% 0.05%
2012 4.44% -0.01%
2011 4.45% 0.89%
2010 3.56% -0.20%
2009 3.76% -0.27%
2008 4.03% 0.00%
2007 4.03% -0.19%
2006 4.21% -0.12%
2005 4.34% -0.22%
2004 4.55% -0.15%
2003 4.71% -0.19%
2002 4.90% -0.14%
2001 5.04% -0.19%
2000 5.23% 0.09%
1999 5.14% -0.14%
1998 5.28% -0.03%
1997 5.31% 0.26%
1996 5.05% -0.25%
1995 5.30% 0.20%
1994 5.10% 0.30%
1993 4.80% -0.04%
1992 4.84% -0.06%
1991 4.90% -0.06%