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Employment and Labour Markets: Key Tables from OECD

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2012 Youth unemployment rate 2012

% of youth labour force (15-24)

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Youth unemployment rate
% of youth labour force (15-24)
‌‌
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
Australia
11.4
 
10.6
 
10.0
 
9.4
 
8.8
 
11.5
 
11.5
 
11.3
 
Austria
9.7
 
10.3
 
9.1
 
8.7
 
8.1
 
10.0
 
8.8
 
8.3
 
Belgium
21.2
 
21.5
 
20.5
 
18.8
 
18.0
 
21.9
 
22.4
 
18.7
 
Canada
13.4
 
12.4
 
11.7
 
11.2
 
11.6
 
15.2
 
14.8
 
14.1
 
Chile
20.8
 
19.7
 
18.3
 
17.8
 
19.7
 
22.6
 
18.6
 
17.5
 
Czech Republic
20.4
 
19.3
 
17.5
 
10.7
 
9.9
 
16.6
 
18.3
 
18.0
 
Denmark
8.2
 
8.6
 
7.7
 
7.5
 
8.0
 
11.8
 
14.0
 
14.2
 
Estonia
20.9
 
15.3
 
11.8
 
9.8
 
11.7
 
26.8
 
32.0
 
21.6
 
Finland
19.5
 
18.9
 
17.6
 
15.7
 
15.7
 
21.6
 
20.3
 
18.9
 
France
19.7
 
20.6
 
21.6
 
19.1
 
18.6
 
23.2
 
22.9
 
22.1
 
Germany
12.6
 
15.2
 
13.6
 
11.7
 
10.4
 
11.0
 
9.7
 
8.5
 
Greece
26.9
 
26.0
 
25.2
 
22.9
 
22.1
 
25.8
 
32.9
 
44.4
 
Hungary
15.5
 
19.4
 
19.1
 
18.0
 
19.9
 
26.5
 
26.6
 
26.1
 
Iceland
8.1
 
7.2
 
8.4
 
7.2
 
8.2
 
16.0
 
16.2
 
14.6
 
Ireland
9.3
 
9.7
 
9.8
 
10.0
 
12.5
 
25.9
 
28.7
 
30.3
 
Israel 1
20.5
 
17.8
 
18.2
 
16.1
 
12.6
 
14.6
 
13.7
 
11.6
 
Italy
23.5
 
24.0
 
21.6
 
20.3
 
21.3
 
25.4
 
27.9
 
29.1
 
Japan
9.5
 
8.6
 
8.0
 
7.7
 
7.2
 
9.1
 
9.2
 
8.0
 
Korea
10.5
 
10.2
 
10.0
 
8.8
 
9.3
 
9.8
 
9.8
 
9.6
 
Luxembourg
16.9
 
13.7
 
16.2
 
15.2
 
17.9
 
17.2
 
14.2
 
16.8
 
Mexico
7.6
 
6.6
 
6.2
 
6.7
 
7.0
 
10.0
 
9.4
 
9.8
 
Netherlands
9.0
 
9.4
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
6.4
 
7.7
 
8.7
 
7.7
 
New Zealand
9.7
 
9.7
 
10.0
 
10.1
 
11.4
 
16.6
 
17.1
 
17.3
 
Norway
11.7
 
12.0
 
8.6
 
7.3
 
7.5
 
9.2
 
9.3
 
8.6
 
Poland
40.8
 
37.8
 
29.8
 
21.7
 
17.3
 
20.7
 
23.7
 
25.8
 
Portugal
15.3
 
16.1
 
16.2
 
16.6
 
16.4
 
20.0
 
22.3
 
30.1
 
Slovak Republic
32.7
 
29.9
 
26.6
 
20.1
 
18.8
 
27.3
 
33.6
 
33.2
 
Slovenia
16.1
 
15.9
 
13.9
 
10.1
 
10.4
 
13.6
 
14.7
 
15.7
 
Spain
22.0
 
19.7
 
17.9
 
18.2
 
24.6
 
37.9
 
41.6
 
46.4
 
Sweden
16.6
 
22.0
 
21.1
 
18.8
 
19.2
 
24.8
 
25.2
 
22.9
 
Switzerland
7.7
 
8.8
 
7.7
 
7.1
 
7.0
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
7.7
 
Turkey
20.6
 
19.9
 
19.1
 
20.0
 
20.5
 
25.3
 
21.7
 
18.4
 
United Kingdom
10.9
 
12.2
 
13.8
 
14.2
 
14.1
 
19.0
 
19.3
 
20.0
 
United States
11.8
 
11.3
 
10.5
 
10.5
 
12.8
 
17.6
 
18.4
 
17.3
 
OECD-Total
13.7
 
13.4
 
12.6
 
12.0
 
12.7
 
16.7
 
16.7
 
16.2
 
Last updated: 11 July 2012
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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)
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