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Labor > Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Both sexes: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of unemployed people out of total population able to work. Workers not able to work due to labor disputes, sickness and childcare do not count towards the percentage. .

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Nepal 91.6% 2003
2 Cambodia 87.3% 2011
3 Qatar 86.2% 2011
4 Burundi 84.9% 1998
5 Malawi 84.6% 2004
6 Rwanda 81.9% 1996
7 Mozambique 81.5% 2003
8 Cayman Islands 80.8% 2008
9 Kiribati 80.1% 2000
10 Tanzania 79.2% 2006
11 Zimbabwe 79% 2004
12 Northern Mariana Islands 78.1% 2003
13 Togo 77.4% 2006
14 Ethiopia 76.6% 2005
15 Burkina Faso 76.2% 2007
16 Vietnam 75.8% 2011
17 Uganda 75.4% 2009
18 Iceland 74.7% 2011
19 Benin 74.6% 2003
20 British Virgin Islands 74.2% 1991
21 Bermuda 73.4% 2000
=22 Turks and Caicos Islands 73% 2005
=22 Cuba 73% 2010
24 Thailand 71.6% 2011
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo 70.9% 2005
26 Macau 70.6% 2011
27 Mali 70.2% 2006
28 Bolivia 70% 2009
29 Chad 69.9% 1993
30 United Arab Emirates 69.7% 2008
31 Norway 69.1% 2011
32 Ghana 68.8% 2006
33 Anguilla 68.6% 2001
34 Kuwait 68.4% 2005
35 Kazakhstan 67.8% 2011
36 Vanuatu 67.6% 2009
37 Zambia 66.8% 2005
38 Nicaragua 66.6% 2010
39 Cameroon 66.4% 2010
40 Antigua and Barbuda 65.8% 2001
41 Laos 65.7% 2005
42 Sweden 65.6% 2011
=43 Saint Kitts and Nevis 65.3% 2001
=43 Bhutan 65.3% 2011
45 Switzerland 65.2% 2011
46 San Marino 64.9% 1998
47 Seychelles 64.1% 2005
=48 Indonesia 63.9% 2011
=48 New Zealand 63.9% 2011
50 Singapore 63.5% 2011
51 Dominican Republic 63.3% 2010
52 Brunei 63.1% 2001
53 Brazil 62.9% 2009
54 Madagascar 62.8% 2005
55 Aruba 62.4% 2007
56 Australia 62.2% 2011
57 The Bahamas 62.1% 2011
58 Netherlands 61.9% 2011
59 Canada 61.8% 2011
60 Finland 61.5% 2011
61 Azerbaijan 60.9% 2011
62 Uruguay 60.7% 2011
63 Malaysia 60.6% 2010
=64 Liberia 60.5% 2010
=64 Trinidad and Tobago 60.5% 2008
=66 Philippines 60.1% 2011
=66 Kyrgyzstan 60.1% 2006
=68 Barbados 60% 2011
=68 Colombia 60% 2010
=68 Cook Islands 60% 2001
71 Ecuador 59.9% 2011
=72 Guatemala 59.2% 2011
=72 Ukraine 59.2% 2011
=72 Honduras 59.2% 2010
=75 South Korea 59.1% 2011
=75 Panama 59.1% 2011
=75 Denmark 59.1% 2011
=78 Venezuela 59% 2011
=78 Cyprus 59% 2011
80 Austria 58.7% 2011
=81 Saint Helena 58.4% 1998
=81 Tajikistan 58.4% 2004
=81 United States 58.4% 2011
=81 Russia 58.4% 2011
85 Hong Kong 58.2% 2011
=86 El Salvador 58.1% 2010
=86 United Kingdom 58.1% 2011
88 Bahrain 57.8% 2004
89 Montserrat 57.7% 1991
90 Paraguay 57.3% 2011
=91 Japan 56.6% 2011
=91 Germany 56.6% 2011
93 Mexico 56.5% 2011
94 Sierra Leone 56.2% 2004
=95 Bangladesh 56% 2005
=95 Costa Rica 56% 2011
=95 Mongolia 56% 2005
98 Guinea 55.9% 2003
99 Chile 55.5% 2011
100 Georgia 55.4% 2011
101 Senegal 55.3% 2002
102 Grenada 55.2% 1998
103 Kenya 55% 2005
104 Maldives 54.9% 2006
105 Luxembourg 54.8% 2011
106 Nigeria 54.7% 2003
107 Mauritius 54.6% 2011
=108 Jamaica 54.4% 2011
=108 Czech Republic 54.4% 2011
110 Belize 54.3% 2008
111 Israel 54.2% 2011
112 Estonia 53.9% 2011
113 Niger 53.7% 2005
114 Portugal 53.5% 2011
=115 Albania 53.4% 2009
=115 Saint Lucia 53.4% 2003
117 Tuvalu 53.3% 2002
118 Slovenia 53.2% 2011
119 India 52.9% 2010
120 Niue 52.7% 2001
121 Ireland 51.6% 2011
122 Dominica 51.4% 2001
123 France 51.3% 2011
124 Slovakia 51.1% 2011
=125 Poland 50.7% 2011
=125 Sri Lanka 50.7% 2010
127 Tonga 50.6% 1996
128 Latvia 50.5% 2011
=129 Fiji 50.3% 2007
=129 Romania 50.3% 2011
131 Haiti 50.2% 1990
132 Lithuania 49.9% 2011
133 Hungary 49.7% 2011
134 Belgium 49.4% 2011
=135 American Samoa 49.2% 2000
=135 Lesotho 49.2% 2008
137 New Caledonia 48.5% 2004
138 Samoa 48.2% 2001
139 Malta 47.5% 2011
140 Saudi Arabia 47.2% 2009
141 Spain 47% 2011
142 Bulgaria 45.6% 2011
143 Egypt 45.1% 2010
=144 Turkey 45% 2011
=144 Armenia 45% 2008
146 Morocco 44.8% 2011
147 Italy 44.3% 2011
148 Monaco 44.1% 2000
=149 Swaziland 43.8% 1995
=149 Greece 43.8% 2011
151 Gabon 43.1% 1993
152 Pakistan 42.8% 2007
153 Guyana 42% 2011
154 Martinique 41.8% 2011
155 Botswana 41.7% 2006
156 Tunisia 40.8% 2010
=157 Guadeloupe 40.6% 2011
=157 Sao Tome and Principe 40.6% 2000
=159 Moldova 39.5% 2011
=159 Lebanon 39.5% 2007
=159 Suriname 39.5% 1999
=159 Croatia 39.5% 2011
163 Montenegro 39.1% 2011
164 Syria 39% 2010
165 Reunion 38.4% 2011
166 South Africa 38.2% 2011
167 Republic of Macedonia 38.1% 2011
168 Serbia 37.7% 2010
169 Algeria 37.6% 2010
170 Iraq 36.6% 2004
171 Yemen 36.1% 2008
172 Iran 35.6% 2007
173 Namibia 34.6% 2008
174 Puerto Rico 34.1% 2011
175 Jordan 34% 2011
176 Bosnia and Herzegovina 31.9% 2011
177 Palestine 31.3% 2010
178 Oman 27.8% 2000
179 Djibouti 26.1% 1991
180 Solomon Islands 23.1% 1999

Citation

"All countries compared for Labor > Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Both sexes", United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Labor-force-participation/Employment-to-population-ratio/Both-sexes

Labor > Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Both sexes: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Labor > Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Both sexes

  • Nepal has had the highest labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 1999.
  • Qatar has ranked in the top 2 for labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 2007.
  • Cayman Islands has ranked in the top 3 for labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 1991.
  • Iceland has ranked in the top 4 for labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 1991.
  • Cambodia has ranked in the top 2 for labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 2009.
  • Tanzania has ranked in the top 4 for labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 1991.
  • Mozambique has ranked in the top 3 for labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 1997.
  • United Arab Emirates has ranked in the top 6 for labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 1995.
  • Thailand has ranked in the top 6 for labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 2004.
  • Burkina Faso has ranked in the top 7 for labor force participation > employment to population ratio > both sexes since 1994.
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