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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2013

Youth unemployment rate
% of youth labour force (15-24)
‌‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
Australia
10.6
 
10.0
 
9.4
 
8.8
 
11.5
 
11.5
 
11.3
 
11.7
 
Austria
10.3
 
9.1
 
8.7
 
8.1
 
10.0
 
8.8
 
8.3
 
8.7
 
Belgium
21.5
 
20.5
 
18.8
 
18.0
 
21.9
 
22.4
 
18.7
 
19.8
 
Canada
12.4
 
11.7
 
11.2
 
11.6
 
15.2
 
14.8
 
14.2
 
14.3
 
Chile
19.7
 
18.3
 
17.8
 
19.7
 
22.6
 
18.6
 
17.5
 
16.3
 
Czech Republic
19.3
 
17.5
 
10.7
 
9.9
 
16.6
 
18.3
 
18.0
 
19.5
 
Denmark
8.6
 
7.7
 
7.5
 
8.0
 
11.8
 
14.0
 
14.2
 
14.1
 
Estonia
15.3
 
11.8
 
9.8
 
11.7
 
26.8
 
32.0
 
21.6
 
19.9
 
Finland
18.9
 
17.6
 
15.7
 
15.7
 
21.6
 
20.3
 
18.9
 
17.8
 
France
20.6
 
21.6
 
19.1
 
18.6
 
23.2
 
22.8
 
22.0
 
23.8
 
Germany
15.2
 
13.6
 
11.7
 
10.4
 
11.0
 
9.7
 
8.5
 
8.1
 
Greece
26.0
 
25.2
 
22.9
 
22.1
 
25.8
 
32.9
 
44.4
 
55.3
 
Hungary
19.4
 
19.1
 
18.0
 
19.9
 
26.5
 
26.6
 
26.1
 
28.1
 
Iceland
7.2
 
8.4
 
7.2
 
8.2
 
16.0
 
16.2
 
14.6
 
13.6
 
Ireland
9.8
 
9.9
 
10.3
 
12.4
 
25.5
 
28.3
 
29.9
 
33.0
 
Israel 1
17.8
 
18.2
 
16.1
 
12.6
 
14.6
 
13.7
 
11.6
 
12.1
 
Italy
24.0
 
21.6
 
20.3
 
21.3
 
25.4
 
27.9
 
29.1
 
35.3
 
Japan
8.6
 
8.0
 
7.7
 
7.2
 
9.1
 
9.2
 
8.0
 
7.9
 
Korea
10.2
 
10.0
 
8.8
 
9.3
 
9.8
 
9.8
 
9.6
 
9.0
 
Luxembourg
13.7
 
16.2
 
15.2
 
17.9
 
17.2
 
14.2
 
16.8
 
18.8
 
Mexico
6.6
 
6.2
 
6.7
 
7.0
 
10.0
 
9.4
 
9.8
 
9.4
 
Netherlands
9.4
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
6.4
 
7.7
 
8.7
 
7.7
 
9.5
 
New Zealand
9.7
 
10.0
 
10.1
 
11.4
 
16.6
 
17.1
 
17.3
 
17.7
 
Norway
12.0
 
8.6
 
7.3
 
7.5
 
9.2
 
9.3
 
8.6
 
8.6
 
Poland
37.8
 
29.8
 
21.7
 
17.3
 
20.7
 
23.7
 
25.8
 
26.5
 
Portugal
16.1
 
16.2
 
16.6
 
16.4
 
20.0
 
22.3
 
30.1
 
37.7
 
Slovak Republic
29.9
 
26.6
 
20.1
 
18.8
 
27.3
 
33.6
 
33.2
 
34.0
 
Slovenia
15.9
 
13.9
 
10.1
 
10.4
 
13.6
 
14.7
 
15.7
 
20.6
 
Spain
19.7
 
17.9
 
18.2
 
24.6
 
37.9
 
41.6
 
46.4
 
53.2
 
Sweden
22.0
 
21.1
 
19.2
 
20.2
 
24.9
 
24.8
 
22.8
 
23.7
 
Switzerland
8.8
 
7.7
 
7.1
 
7.0
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
7.7
 
8.4
 
Turkey
19.9
 
19.1
 
20.0
 
20.5
 
25.3
 
21.7
 
18.4
 
17.5
 
United Kingdom
12.2
 
13.8
 
14.2
 
14.1
 
19.0
 
19.3
 
20.0
 
21.0
 
United States
11.3
 
10.5
 
10.5
 
12.8
 
17.6
 
18.4
 
17.3
 
16.2
 
OECD-Total
13.4
 
12.6
 
12.0
 
12.7
 
16.7
 
16.7
 
16.2
 
16.3
 
Last updated: 16 July 2013; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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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:
2004-2011

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