Youth unemployment rate in selected world regions in 2014 and 2015

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Middle East29.4%29.8%
Central & South-Eastern Europe (non-EU) & CIS*16.8%16.9%
Developed Economies & European Union16.7%16.3%
Latin America & the Caribbean13.8%14.2%
South-East Asia & the Pacific13.6%13.6%
Sub-Saharan Africa11.8%11.8%
East Asia10.5%10.8%
South Asia10%10.1%

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The statistic shows the youth unemployment rate in selected world regions in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, the estimated youth unemployment rate in the Middle East was at 29.4 percent.
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Release date
January 2015
Survey time period
2014, 2015
Age group
15-24 years
Supplementary notes
* CIS = Commonwealth of Independent States.
** Estimate.
*** Projection.

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