Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) fell to 3.67% in Afghanistan in 2018

Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) (%)
Labour | Afghanistan | May 18, 2019
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Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) reached 3.67 % in 2018 in Afghanistan. This is 2.32 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Afghanistan reached an all time high of 5.41 % in 1995 and an all time low of 3.46 % in 2007. When compared to Afghanistan's main peers, Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Iran amounted to 45.1 %, 8.30 % in Pakistan, 19.2 % in Tajikistan and 4.92 % in Turkmenistan in 2018.

Afghanistan has been ranked 160th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24), 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labour force aged 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

Unemployment, Youth Female (As % of Female Labour Force Ages 15-24) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Afghanistan % 4.25% 4.32% 4.25% 4.09% 3.96%
China % 9.09% 9.26% 9.42% 9.56% 9.48%
India % 11.8% 12.3% 12.4% 12.8% 12.9%
Iran % 43.2% 41.9% 43.6% 42.6% 44.0%
Iraq % 29.6% 30.0% 29.6% 30.1% 30.3%
Kazakhstan % 5.14% 4.26% 4.13% 4.01% 4.01%
Kyrgyzstan % 19.9% 15.8% 17.1% 19.1% 20.7%
Pakistan % 3.01% 5.46% 4.00% 9.71% 9.47%
Tajikistan % 20.0% 20.3% 20.2% 19.8% 19.3%
Turkmenistan % 5.01% 5.05% 4.97% 4.91% 4.86%
Uzbekistan % 9.02% 9.05% 9.53% 9.69% 9.77%