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Youth unemployment in Asia-Pacific: Trends and projections

Youth unemployed and unemployment rate

The youth unemployment rate continues to fall below the global rate, but while the global rate is expected to hold steady through 2020, the regional youth unemployment rate is expected to increase slightly.

Youth unemployment rate by subregion

Unemployment rates are higher in Southern Asia and Eastern Asia, but only in Eastern Asia is the rate projected to increase slightly by 2020.