Youth Unemployment Rate of Libya
Updated on November 11, 2021.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Libya was 49.54% in 2019, a difference of -0.38 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Libya in 2019 was 2,422,944. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 41.57% and 68.39% respectively in 2019.

The World Bank defines youth unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment".

The chart and table below shows the total youth, male youth, and female youth unemployment rates of Libya for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Libya.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Libya (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Libya
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 44.39 38.54 55.93
1992 44.62 38.87 56.05
1993 45 39.03 56.94
1994 45.28 39.1 57.78
1995 45.4 39.4 57.66
1996 45.48 39.14 58.66
1997 45.63 39.24 59.1
1998 45.79 39.29 59.68
1999 46.15 39.5 60.53
2000 46.33 39.5 61.28
2001 46.46 39.14 62.61
2002 46.84 39.32 63.6
2003 47.22 39.54 64.49
2004 47.4 39.88 64.45
2005 47.48 39.85 64.88
2006 47.32 39.8 64.55
2007 47.14 39.53 64.62
2008 47.06 39.52 64.46
2009 48.23 40.26 66.68
2010 48.82 40.79 67.46
2011 49.07 41.52 66.6
2012 49.56 41.58 68.08
2013 49.92 42.04 68.19
2014 49.76 41.62 68.63
2015 49.84 41.4 69.47
2016 49.89 41.49 69.52
2017 49.94 41.59 69.51
2018 49.92 41.67 69.37
2019 49.54 41.57 68.39