Youth unemployment by sex
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Unit
Young unemployed persons:
Persons
Youth unemployment rate:
Per cent
Latest update
Young unemployed persons:
7/12/2018
Youth unemployment rate:
7/12/2018
Data type
Young unemployed persons:
Stock
Youth unemployment rate:
Average
Creation date
9/19/2018
Source
UNECE Statistical Division Database
Matrix
c0000473
Footnotes

Footnotes

Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national and international (Eurostat and ILO) official sources.

Definition:
The young unemployed are all the persons aged 15-24 who, during the reference period, were:
(a) without work, i.e. were not in paid employment or self-employment, and
(b) currently available for work, i.e. were available for paid employment or self-employment during the reference period, and
(c) seeking work, i.e. had taken specific steps in a specified reference period to seek paid employment or self-employment.
For additional information, see the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS).
The youth unemployment rate is the share of the young unemployed in the active population (employed + unemployed) aged 15-24.

General note: Data come from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) unless otherwise specified.
For the following countries, data come from the comparable harmonized unemployment statistics produced by EUROSTAT and OECD: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

.. - data not available

Country: Albania
Change in definition (1990 - 2012): Data refer to registered unemployment.
Country: Armenia
2008: break in series.
Country: Austria
1990 : data refer to national definition (Life Subsistence Concept). From 1995 : data comply with ILO definition.
Country: Belarus
Data refer to registered unemployment.
Country: Cyprus
Data cover only the area controlled by the Republic of Cyprus.
Country: France
Data do not cover the overseas departments (DOM).
Country: Georgia
Data do not cover Abkhazia and South Ossetia (Tshinvali).
Country: Iceland
Break in methodlogy (2003): Break in serie because of change to continuous survey every week of the year.
Country: Iceland
Change in definition (1980 - 2013): Data refer to population aged 16-74. Age group 15-19 refers to 16-19.
Country: Iceland
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Iceland
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Israel
From 2006 data refer to ave group 18-24.
Country: Italy
1990 : data refer to the persons aged 14-24, who have been seeking employment in the last 6 months. From 1995 : data refer to the persons aged 15-24, who have been seeking employment in the last 30 days.
Country: Latvia
1995 : data refer to 1996.
1995/2000 : break in series due to adjustment to the results of 2000 Population Census.
Country: Romania
1995 : data refer to the age group 14-24.
Country: Russian Federation
1990 : data refer to 1992.
Before 2006: data do not cover the Chechen Republic.
Country: Serbia
Data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija.
Country: Sweden
Data refer to the age group 16-24.
1995-2000 : break in series due to change in methodology.
Country: Tajikistan
Change in definition (2004 - 2009): Data for age group 60-64 refers to 60-75.
Country: Ukraine
Data do not cover the persons who are still living in the area of Chernobyl contaminated with radioactive material.
Data do not cover the persons who are living in institutions and those who are working in the army.
Country: United Kingdom
Data refer to the age group 16-24.
Country: United States
Data refer to the age group 16-24.