site.btaEurostat: Share of Unemployed Youth in 2022 at 3.3% in Bulgaria, 6.3% in EU
In 2022, 4.48 million young people aged 15 to 29 years were unemployed in the EU, representing 6.3% of the total population of the same age. Looking at the long-term trend, this share in 2022 marks a historic low since the beginning of the time series in 2009 (9.0%), Eurostat reported Wednesday.
The situation among the EU countries varied a lot. The share of unemployed young people in the total population was below 4% in Czechia (2.0%), Germany and Bulgaria (both 3.3%), as well as in Hungary and Poland (both 3.5%). Conversely, this share was above 8% in Spain (11.2%), Greece (10.6%), Sweden (10.3%) and Cyprus (8.8%).
Compared with 2021, the share of unemployed young people in the total population decreased in most EU countries. Exceptions were Cyprus, Latvia (both +0.1 pp), Romania (+0.3pp) and Estonia (+0.4 pp), where this share slightly increased.