Youth unemployment rate in India in 2019

In 2019, the estimated youth unemployment rate in India was at 10.51 percent. According to the source, the data are ILO estimates. For the past decade, India’s youth unemployment rate has been hovering around the 10 percent mark.

What is the youth unemployment rate?

The youth unemployment rate refers to those in the workforce who are aged 15 to 24 years and without a job, but actively seeking one. Generally, youth unemployment rates are higher than the adult unemployment rates, and India is no exception: youth unemployment in India is significantly higher than the national unemployment rate.

The Indian workforce, young and old

India’s unemployment rate in general is not remarkably high when compared to those of other countries. Both India’s unemployment rate and youth unemployment rate are below their global equivalents. In a comparison of the Asia-Pacific region countries, India ranks somewhere in the middle, with Cambodia’s unemployment rate being estimated to be below one percent, and Afghanistan’s the highest at 8.8 percent.

India: Youth unemployment rate from 1999 to 2019

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

India

Survey time period

1999 to 2019

Age group

15-24 years

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

According to the source, the data are ILO estimates.

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