July 27 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

International unemployment rates by age group, 2011

Unemployment rates for teenagers, persons aged 20-24, and adults, selected countries, adjusted to U.S. concepts, annual averages, 2011
Country Unemployment rate (in percent)
Teenagers Persons aged 20-24 Adults

Spain

64.7 43.2 19.5

Italy

47.4 26.5 7.0

Sweden

34.1 18.3 5.2

United Kingdom

31.2 16.5 5.8

France

29.6 20.6 7.9

New Zealand

25.7 12.1 4.4

United States

24.4 14.6 7.6

Canada

17.7 10.1 5.4

Australia

16.1 8.4 3.7

Turkey

14.9 24.7 6.3

Netherlands

10.7 5.7 3.9

Korea, Republic of

10.6 9.4 3.0

Germany

9.9 8.1 5.6

Japan

9.7 7.7 3.9

Note: Teenagers are defined as 16-19-year-olds in Canada, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and the United Kingdom; and 15-19-year-olds in other countries shown. Adults are defined as persons aged 25 and over.

These data are featured in the TED article, International unemployment rates by age group, 2011.

 

 

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