Romania 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.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 21.98%, a 0.98% increase from 2021.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 21.00%, a 3.68% increase from 2020.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 17.32%, a 0.55% increase from 2019.
  • Romania youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.77%, a 0.47% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
Cuba 3.47%
Romania Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 21.98% 0.98%
2021 21.00% 3.68%
2020 17.32% 0.55%
2019 16.77% 0.47%
2018 16.30% -2.06%
2017 18.37% -2.24%
2016 20.60% -1.03%
2015 21.64% -2.36%
2014 23.99% 0.27%
2013 23.72% 1.20%
2012 22.52% -1.28%
2011 23.80% 1.91%
2010 21.89% 0.88%
2009 21.01% 2.17%
2008 18.84% -1.51%
2007 20.34% -1.26%
2006 21.60% 1.25%
2005 20.35% -2.03%
2004 22.38% 2.89%
2003 19.49% -2.70%
2002 22.19% 4.57%
2001 17.62% -0.20%
2000 17.82% 0.50%
1999 17.32% 0.49%
1998 16.82% -0.54%
1997 17.37% -2.97%
1996 20.33% -0.72%
1995 21.05% -1.36%
1994 22.41% -1.41%
1993 23.82% -0.58%
1992 24.40% 0.39%
1991 24.01% 0.39%