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Economy > Unemployment rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Zimbabwe 95% 2009
2 Nauru 90% 2004
3 Liberia 85% 2003
4 Burkina Faso 77% 2004
=5 Turkmenistan 60% 2004
=5 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 60% 2000
7 Djibouti 59% 2007
8 Congo, Republic of the 53% 2012
9 Namibia 51.2% 2008
10 Senegal 48% 2007
11 Nepal 46% 2008
12 Kosovo 45.3% 2011
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina 44.1% 2012
14 Haiti 40.6% 2010
=15 Swaziland 40% 2006
=15 Kenya 40% 2008
17 Marshall Islands 36% 2006
=18 Afghanistan 35% 2008
=18 Yemen 35% 2003
20 Republic of Macedonia 31% 2012
=21 Cameroon 30% 2001
=21 Libya 30% 2004
=21 Mauritania 30% 2008
=21 Mali 30% 2004
25 American Samoa 29.8% 2005
26 Maldives 28% 2012
27 Serbia 25.9% 2012
28 Mayotte 25.4% 2005
=29 Spain 25.1% 2012
=29 South Africa 25.1% 2012
=31 Lesotho 25% 2008
=31 Grenada 25% 2008
33 Greece 24.3% 2012
=34 Dominica 23% 2000
=34 Gaza Strip 23% 2012
=34 West Bank 23% 2012
37 Equatorial Guinea 22.3% 2009
38 Federated States of Micronesia 22% 2000
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 21.16% 2012
=39 Cape Verde 21% 2000
=39 Gabon 21% 2010
=41 Sudan 20% 2012
=41 Saint Lucia 20% 2003
=41 Comoros 20% 1996
=44 Montenegro 19.1% 2012
=44 Croatia 19.1% 2012
46 East Timor 18.4% 2010
47 Syria 18% 2012
48 Botswana 17.8% 2009
49 Tunisia 17.4% 2012
50 Armenia 17.3% 2012
51 New Caledonia 17.1% 2004
52 Mozambique 17% 2007
=53 Puerto Rico 16% 2011
=53 Iraq 16% 2012
55 Portugal 15.7% 2012
56 Iran 15.5% 2012
=57 Bahrain 15% 2005
=57 Georgia 15% 2012
=57 Oman 15% 2004
=57 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 15% 2001
61 Ireland 14.7% 2012
62 Dominican Republic 14.3% 2012
=63 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 14% 1998
=63 Saint Helena 14% 1998
=63 The Bahamas 14% 2012
=63 Zambia 14% 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 13.91% 2012
67 Jamaica 13.7% 2012
68 Slovakia 13.6% 2012
69 Lithuania 13.2% 2012
70 Cook Islands 13.1% 2005
=71 Albania 13% 2012
=71 Tonga 13% 2004
73 Poland 12.8% 2012
74 Egypt 12.7% 2012
75 Jordan 12.5% 2012
76 Wallis and Futuna 12.2% 2008
=77 Slovenia 12% 2012
=77 Niue 12% 2001
79 Cyprus 11.9% 2012
80 French Polynesia 11.7% 2010
Europe average (profile) 11.62% 2012
81 Barbados 11.6% 2012
82 Latvia 11.4% 2012
83 Belize 11.3% 2012
84 Northern Mariana Islands 11.2% 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 11.17% 2012
85 Bulgaria 11.1% 2012
=86 Ghana 11% 2000
=86 Antigua and Barbuda 11% 2001
=86 Guyana 11% 2007
European Union average (profile) 10.8% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 10.71% 2012
=89 Italy 10.7% 2012
=89 Hungary 10.7% 2012
=89 Algeria 10.7% 2012
92 Saudi Arabia 10.6% 2012
93 Colombia 10.4% 2012
94 Estonia 10.2% 2012
95 Turks and Caicos Islands 10% 1997
96 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 9.9% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 9.82% 2011
97 France 9.8% 2012
98 Turkey 9.2% 2012
=99 Morocco 9% 2012
=99 Suriname 9% 2008
=99 Mongolia 9% 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 8.81% 2012
102 British Virgin Islands 8.7% 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 8.68% 2012
103 Kyrgyzstan 8.6% 2011
104 India 8.5% 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 8.3% 2012
South Asia average (profile) 8.3% 2009
105 Guam 8.2% 2010
=106 Mauritius 8.1% 2012
=106 United States 8.1% 2012
=108 Central African Republic 8% 2001
=108 Anguilla 8% 2002
=108 United Kingdom 8% 2012
=108 Bermuda 8% 2012
=108 Sweden 8% 2012
=113 Finland 7.8% 2012
=113 Costa Rica 7.8% 2012
=113 Venezuela 7.8% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.69% 2012
=116 Fiji 7.6% 1999
=116 Belgium 7.6% 2012
=118 Bolivia 7.5% 2012
=118 Ukraine 7.5% 2012
120 Nicaragua 7.4% 2012
121 Canada 7.3% 2012
122 Argentina 7.2% 2012
=123 Philippines 7% 2012
=123 San Marino 7% 2012
=125 Israel 6.9% 2012
=125 Paraguay 6.9% 2012
=125 Aruba 6.9% 2005
=125 New Zealand 6.9% 2012
=129 Czech Republic 6.8% 2012
=129 Faroe Islands 6.8% 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 6.8% 2012
131 China 6.5% 2012
132 Malta 6.4% 2012
133 Chile 6.3% 2012
134 Virgin Islands 6.2% 2004
=135 Indonesia 6.1% 2012
=135 Luxembourg 6.1% 2012
=135 El Salvador 6.1% 2012
=138 Denmark 6% 2012
=138 Pakistan 6% 2012
=138 Uruguay 6% 2012
=138 Montserrat 6% 1998
Non-religious countries average (profile) 5.97% 2012
142 Iceland 5.8% 2012
143 Azerbaijan 5.7% 2012
=144 Moldova 5.6% 2012
=144 Trinidad and Tobago 5.6% 2012
=144 Romania 5.6% 2012
=147 Russia 5.5% 2012
=147 Brazil 5.5% 2012
=147 Germany 5.5% 2012
150 Burma 5.4% 2012
=151 Netherlands 5.3% 2012
=151 Kazakhstan 5.3% 2012
=153 Australia 5.2% 2012
=153 Peru 5.2% 2012
Western Europe average (profile) 5.09% 2011
=155 Bangladesh 5% 2012
=155 Mexico 5% 2012
=157 Nigeria 4.9% 2011
=157 Ecuador 4.9% 2012
=157 Uzbekistan 4.9% 2012
=157 Greenland 4.9% 2011
161 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4.5% 1997
=162 Panama 4.4% 2012
=162 Japan 4.4% 2012
=162 Honduras 4.4% 2012
=165 Palau 4.2% 2005
=165 Taiwan 4.2% 2012
=167 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 4.1% 2010
=167 Guatemala 4.1% 2011
=169 Cayman Islands 4% 2008
=169 Bhutan 4% 2009
=169 Sri Lanka 4% 2012
172 Cuba 3.8% 2012
173 Hong Kong 3.3% 2012
=174 South Korea 3.2% 2012
=174 Norway 3.2% 2012
=174 Vietnam 3.2% 2012
=177 Malaysia 3% 2012
=177 Gibraltar 3% 2005
=179 Andorra 2.9% 2012
=179 Austria 2.9% 2012
=179 Switzerland 2.9% 2012
182 Brunei 2.6% 2011
=183 Tajikistan 2.5% 2012
=183 Liechtenstein 2.5% 2011
=183 Laos 2.5% 2009
186 United Arab Emirates 2.4% 2001
187 Kuwait 2.2% 2004
=188 Isle of Man 2% 2011
=188 Macau 2% 2012
=188 Kiribati 2% 1992
=188 Seychelles 2% 2006
=192 Papua New Guinea 1.9% 2008
=192 Singapore 1.9% 2012
=194 Jersey 1.7% 2012
=194 Vanuatu 1.7% 1999
196 Belarus 1% 2009
197 Guernsey 0.9% 2006
198 Thailand 0.7% 2012
199 Qatar 0.5% 2012
=200 Monaco 0.0 2011
=200 Cambodia 0.0 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Unemployment rate. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Unemployment-rate

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Interesting observations about Economy > Unemployment rate

  • Spain ranked first for unemployment rate amongst European Union in 2012.
  • Kosovo ranked first for unemployment rate amongst Europe in 2011.
  • South Africa ranked first for unemployment rate amongst Emerging markets in 2012.
  • Zimbabwe ranked first for unemployment rate amongst Christian countries in 2009.
  • Nepal ranked first for unemployment rate amongst Cold countries in 2008.
  • France ranked first for unemployment rate amongst Non-religious countries in 2012.
  • Greece ranked second for unemployment rate amongst High income OECD countries in 2012.
  • Haiti ranked first for unemployment rate amongst Catholic countries in 2010.
  • Italy ranked first for unemployment rate amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2012.
  • Germany ranked third last for unemployment rate amongst Eurozone in 2012.
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