The youth unemployment rate in the Basque Country in the last quarter of 2021 is five points lower than that registered in the same period in 2020

2022 January 23

Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2022 01 23


The Basque Youth Observatory points out that, according to the results of the last quarter of 2021, the Basque youth unemployment rate has increased compared to the third quarter of the year and is 17.1% in this latest measurement. However, compared that figure with that registered in the fourth quarter of the previous year (2020), the youth unemployment rate has reduced by five points.


EUSTAT (Basque Institute of Statistics) prepares the Population in Relation to Activity Survey (PRA) quarterly and provides the Basque Youth Observatory with the data corresponding to young people between 16 and 29 years of age.


The Basque youth unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2021 is one point higher among women than among men (17.6% and 16.8%, respectively). Araba-Álava registers the highest youth unemployment rate (18.4%) and Gipuzkoa the lowest (15.9%), while Bizkaia occupies an intermediate position (17.6%).


On the other hand, when comparing the unemployment rate of young people under 30 years of age with that of the general population of the Basque Country, it is observed that young people endure an unemployment rate seven points higher than the average (17.1% among the people aged 16 to 29 and 9.9% in the general population).

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