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Labor > Unemployment, total > % of total labor force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Unemployment, total (% of total labor force). Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Djibouti 59.5% 2002
2 Solomon Islands 31.9% 1999
3 Mauritania 31.2% 2008
4 Republic of Macedonia 31% 2012
=5 Kosovo 30.9% 2012
=5 Marshall Islands 30.9% 1999
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina 28.1% 2012
8 Lesotho 25.3% 2008
=9 Spain 25% 2012
=9 South Africa 25% 2012
=11 Greece 24.2% 2012
=11 Equatorial Guinea 24.2% 1983
13 Serbia 23.9% 2012
14 Cape Verde 23% 1990
15 Swaziland 22.5% 1997
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 21.24% 2012
16 Saint Lucia 20.6% 2010
17 Comoros 20% 1991
18 Montenegro 19.6% 2012
19 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.8% 2008
20 New Caledonia 18.6% 1996
21 Armenia 18.4% 2011
22 Tunisia 18.3% 2011
=23 Gabon 17.8% 1993
=23 Yemen 17.8% 2010
25 Botswana 17.6% 2006
26 Ethiopia 17% 2006
=27 Sao Tome and Principe 16.7% 2006
=27 Namibia 16.7% 2012
29 Zambia 15.9% 2005
30 Croatia 15.8% 2012
31 Portugal 15.6% 2012
32 Iraq 15.3% 2008
33 Georgia 15% 2012
34 Latvia 14.9% 2012
35 Sudan 14.8% 2008
=36 Dominican Republic 14.7% 2011
=36 Ireland 14.7% 2012
38 Puerto Rico 14.5% 2012
39 Maldives 14.4% 2006
40 Albania 14.2% 2010
41 The Bahamas 14% 2012
42 Slovakia 13.9% 2012
43 Jamaica 13.7% 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 13.36% 2012
44 Lithuania 13.2% 2012
45 Egypt 12.7% 2012
46 Bulgaria 12.3% 2012
=47 Jordan 12.2% 2012
=47 Guam 12.2% 2012
49 Guyana 11.9% 1992
Europe average (profile) 11.8% 2012
50 Cyprus 11.8% 2012
51 French Polynesia 11.7% 2007
52 Barbados 11.6% 2012
53 Tajikistan 11.5% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 11.18% 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 11.13% 2009
54 Dominica 11% 2001
55 Hungary 10.9% 2012
European Union average (profile) 10.75% 2012
56 Italy 10.7% 2012
57 Colombia 10.6% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 10.53% 2012
58 Iran 10.5% 2008
59 European Union 10.38% 2012
60 Grenada 10.2% 2001
=61 Estonia 10.1% 2012
=61 Poland 10.1% 2012
=63 Senegal 10% 2006
=63 Algeria 10% 2011
65 France 9.9% 2012
66 Kenya 9.8% 1999
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 9.52% 2001
67 Suriname 9.5% 2004
68 Turkey 9.2% 2012
69 Morocco 9% 2012
=70 Slovenia 8.8% 2012
=70 Mali 8.8% 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 8.72% 2012
=72 Mauritius 8.7% 2012
=72 Fiji 8.7% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 8.61% 2012
74 Afghanistan 8.5% 2005
=75 Syria 8.4% 2010
=75 Greenland 8.4% 2006
=75 Antigua and Barbuda 8.4% 2001
=78 Belize 8.2% 2008
=78 Kyrgyzstan 8.2% 2008
=80 Venezuela 8.1% 2012
=80 United States 8.1% 2012
=82 Sweden 8% 2012
=82 Nicaragua 8% 2010
84 United Kingdom 7.9% 2012
=85 Malawi 7.8% 2004
=85 Costa Rica 7.8% 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.64% 2012
87 Finland 7.6% 2012
=88 Denmark 7.5% 2012
=88 Ukraine 7.5% 2012
=88 Belgium 7.5% 2012
=91 Canada 7.2% 2012
=91 Argentina 7.2% 2012
=91 Haiti 7.2% 1999
=94 Philippines 7% 2012
=94 Czech Republic 7% 2012
=94 Romania 7% 2012
=97 Israel 6.9% 2012
=97 New Zealand 6.9% 2012
99 Brazil 6.7% 2011
100 Indonesia 6.6% 2011
=101 Tuvalu 6.5% 2005
=101 Northern Mariana Islands 6.5% 2005
=101 Uruguay 6.5% 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 6.46% 2011
=104 Chile 6.4% 2012
=104 Malta 6.4% 2012
106 Lebanon 6.2% 2009
=107 El Salvador 6.1% 2012
=107 Belarus 6.1% 2009
=109 Iceland 6% 2012
=109 Burma 6% 1990
Non-religious countries average (profile) 5.89% 2012
=111 Aruba 5.7% 2007
=111 Samoa 5.7% 2011
=113 Moldova 5.6% 2012
=113 Saudi Arabia 5.6% 2012
=115 Russia 5.5% 2012
=115 Seychelles 5.5% 2005
=117 Turks and Caicos Islands 5.4% 2007
=117 Germany 5.4% 2012
=119 Netherlands 5.3% 2012
=119 Kazakhstan 5.3% 2012
=121 Australia 5.2% 2012
=121 Azerbaijan 5.2% 2012
=123 Luxembourg 5.1% 2012
=123 American Samoa 5.1% 2000
=123 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5.1% 2001
South Asia average (profile) 5.08% 2005
=126 Bangladesh 5% 2009
=126 Pakistan 5% 2008
=128 Mexico 4.9% 2012
=128 Paraguay 4.9% 2012
130 Mongolia 4.8% 2011
131 Brunei 4.7% 1991
=132 Vanuatu 4.6% 2009
=132 Trinidad and Tobago 4.6% 2008
134 Honduras 4.4% 2011
=135 Austria 4.3% 2012
=135 Japan 4.3% 2012
=137 Palau 4.2% 2005
=137 Zimbabwe 4.2% 2004
=137 Ghana 4.2% 2010
=137 United Arab Emirates 4.2% 2009
=137 Uganda 4.2% 2009
=137 Switzerland 4.2% 2012
=143 Ecuador 4.1% 2012
=143 Cote d'Ivoire 4.1% 1998
=145 Panama 4% 2012
=145 China 4% 2007
=145 Cayman Islands 4% 2008
=145 Sri Lanka 4% 2012
=149 East Timor 3.9% 2010
=149 Nigeria 3.9% 1986
151 Cameroon 3.8% 2010
152 Liberia 3.7% 2010
=153 Monaco 3.6% 2000
=153 India 3.6% 2012
=153 Peru 3.6% 2012
=153 Kuwait 3.6% 2011
157 Tanzania 3.5% 2011
=158 Sierra Leone 3.4% 2004
=158 Bolivia 3.4% 2009
=160 Burkina Faso 3.3% 2007
=160 Hong Kong 3.3% 2012
=162 South Korea 3.2% 2012
=162 Norway 3.2% 2012
=162 Cuba 3.2% 2011
=162 Faeroe Islands 3.2% 2005
166 Guinea 3.1% 1994
167 Malaysia 3% 2012
168 Guatemala 2.9% 2012
169 Papua New Guinea 2.86% 2000
170 Singapore 2.8% 2012
=171 Nepal 2.7% 2008
=171 Bermuda 2.7% 2000
=173 Madagascar 2.6% 2005
=173 Macau 2.6% 2011
=173 San Marino 2.6% 2007
176 Isle of Man 2.4% 2006
177 Mozambique 2.2% 1997
178 Bhutan 2.1% 2012
179 Vietnam 1.8% 2012
180 Niger 1.5% 2001
181 Laos 1.4% 2005
=182 Bahrain 1.1% 2010
=182 Tonga 1.1% 2006
=184 Thailand 0.7% 2012
=184 Benin 0.7% 2002
=184 Chad 0.7% 1993
187 Rwanda 0.6% 1996
=188 Qatar 0.5% 2012
=188 Burundi 0.5% 1990
190 Cambodia 0.2% 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Unemployment, total > % of total labor force. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Unemployment,-total/%-of-total-labor-force

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