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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2011

 Youth unemployment rate
 % of youth labour force (15-24)
 
 
 
 2003
 2004
 2005
 2006
 2007
 2008
 2009
 2010
 
Australia
12.0
 
11.4
 
10.6
 
10.0
 
9.4
 
8.8
 
11.5
 
11.5
 
 
Austria
7.0
 
9.7
 
10.3
 
9.1
 
8.7
 
8.1
 
10.0
 
8.8
 
 
Belgium
21.8
 
21.2
 
21.5
 
20.5
 
18.8
 
18.0
 
21.9
 
22.4
 
 
Canada
13.7
 
13.4
 
12.4
 
11.7
 
11.2
 
11.6
 
15.2
 
14.8
 
 
Chile
21.1
 
20.8
 
19.7
 
18.3
 
17.8
 
19.7
 
22.6
 
18.6
 
 
Czech Republic
17.6
 
20.4
 
19.3
 
17.5
 
10.7
 
9.9
 
16.6
 
18.3
 
 
Denmark
9.2
 
8.2
 
8.6
 
7.7
 
7.9
 
7.6
 
11.2
 
13.8
 
 
Estonia
20.0
 
20.9
 
15.3
 
11.8
 
9.8
 
11.7
 
26.8
 
32.0
 
 
Finland
20.4
 
19.5
 
18.9
 
17.6
 
15.7
 
15.7
 
21.6
 
20.3
 
 
France
18.2
 
19.7
 
20.3
 
21.4
 
18.9
 
18.4
 
22.8
 
22.5
 
 
Germany
10.6
 
12.6
 
15.2
 
13.6
 
11.7
 
10.4
 
11.0
 
9.7
 
 
Greece
26.8
 
26.9
 
26.0
 
25.2
 
22.9
 
22.1
 
25.8
 
32.9
 
 
Hungary
13.4
 
15.5
 
19.4
 
19.1
 
18.0
 
19.9
 
26.5
 
26.6
 
 
Iceland
8.2
 
8.1
 
7.2
 
8.4
 
7.2
 
8.2
 
16.0
 
16.2
 
 
Ireland
9.4
 
9.3
 
9.7
 
9.8
 
10.0
 
12.5
 
25.9
 
28.7
 
 
Israel 1
22.2
 
20.5
 
17.8
 
18.2
 
16.1
 
12.6
 
14.6
 
13.7
 
 
Italy
26.3
 
23.5
 
24.0
 
21.6
 
20.3
 
21.3
 
25.4
 
27.9
 
 
Japan
10.2
 
9.5
 
8.6
 
8.0
 
7.7
 
7.2
 
9.1
 
9.2
 
 
Korea
10.1
 
10.5
 
10.2
 
10.0
 
8.8
 
9.3
 
9.8
 
9.8
 
 
Luxembourg
10.9
 
16.9
 
13.7
 
16.2
 
15.2
 
17.9
 
17.2
 
14.2
 
 
Mexico
6.2
 
7.6
 
6.6
 
6.2
 
6.7
 
7.0
 
10.0
 
9.5
 
 
Netherlands
7.4
 
9.0
 
9.4
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
6.4
 
7.7
 
8.7
 
 
New Zealand
10.5
 
9.7
 
9.7
 
10.0
 
10.1
 
11.4
 
16.6
 
17.1
 
 
Norway
11.7
 
11.7
 
12.0
 
8.6
 
7.3
 
7.5
 
9.2
 
9.3
 
 
Poland
43.0
 
40.8
 
37.8
 
29.8
 
21.7
 
17.3
 
20.7
 
23.7
 
 
Portugal
14.5
 
15.3
 
16.1
 
16.2
 
16.6
 
16.4
 
20.0
 
22.3
 
 
Slovak Republic
33.1
 
32.7
 
29.9
 
26.6
 
20.1
 
18.8
 
27.3
 
33.6
 
 
Slovenia
17.3
 
16.1
 
15.9
 
13.9
 
10.1
 
10.4
 
13.6
 
14.7
 
 
Spain
22.7
 
22.0
 
19.7
 
17.9
 
18.2
 
24.6
 
37.9
 
41.6
 
 
Sweden
13.5
 
16.6
 
22.0
 
21.1
 
18.8
 
19.2
 
24.8
 
25.2
 
 
Switzerland
8.5
 
7.7
 
8.8
 
7.7
 
7.1
 
7.0
 
8.4
 
7.2
 
 
Turkey
20.5
 
20.6
 
19.9
 
19.1
 
20.0
 
20.5
 
25.3
 
21.7
 
 
United Kingdom
11.5
 
10.9
 
12.2
 
13.9
 
14.4
 
14.1
 
18.9
 
19.1
 
 
United States
12.4
 
11.8
 
11.3
 
10.5
 
10.5
 
12.8
 
17.6
 
18.4
 
 
OECD-Total
13.8
 
13.7
 
13.4
 
12.6
 
12.0
 
12.7
 
16.7
 
16.7
 
Last updated: 31 August 2011
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The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
Source: Labour market statistics: Labour force statistics by sex and age: indicators, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
 

This table includes youth unemployment rates as percentage of youth labour force (15-24). The table is part of the key table collection on employment and labour markets.

Years covered:
2003-2010

Countries covered

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden