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Labor > Unemployment > Male > % of male labor force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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 41.9% 1991
2 Armenia 38% 1997
3 Lesotho 30.7% 1997
4 Iraq 29.4% 2004
5 Seychelles 27.7% 1992
6 Marshall Islands 27.6% 1999
7 Namibia 26.8% 2001
8 South Africa 23.5% 2004
9 Swaziland 20% 1997
10 Algeria 19.8% 2004
11 Dominica 19.6% 1997
12 Saint Lucia 19.5% 2003
13 Gabon 19.3% 1993
14 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.4% 1991
15 Nigeria 18% 1995
16 Slovakia 17.3% 2004
17 Poland 16.6% 2005
18 Argentina 16.3% 2003
19 New Caledonia 16.1% 1996
20 Ethiopia 15.8% 2004
21 Botswana 15.7% 2001
22 Eritrea 15.3% 1984
=23 Serbia and Montenegro 14.4% 2003
=23 Venezuela 14.4% 2003
25 Mongolia 14.3% 2003
26 Uruguay 13.5% 2003
27 Georgia 13.4% 2004
28 Albania 13.2% 2003
=29 Kenya 13% 1994
=29 Zambia 13% 1998
=31 Sao Tome and Principe 12.5% 2000
=31 Yemen 12.5% 1999
=31 Bulgaria 12.5% 2004
34 Netherlands Antilles 12% 2000
35 Jordan 11.8% 2004
=36 Puerto Rico 11.7% 2004
=36 Croatia 11.7% 2005
38 Kyrgyzstan 11.2% 2002
=39 Morocco 11% 2005
=39 Lithuania 11% 2004
=41 Colombia 10.6% 2004
=41 Grenada 10.6% 1998
43 Dominican Republic 10.5% 2004
=44 Philippines 10.4% 2004
=44 Estonia 10.4% 2004
=44 Zimbabwe 10.4% 2002
47 Turkey 10.3% 2005
=48 Israel 10.2% 2003
=48 Germany 10.2% 2004
50 Iran 10.1% 2003
51 Moldova 10% 2004
52 Suriname 9.9% 1999
53 The Bahamas 9.5% 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 9.49% 2004
=54 Panama 9.4% 2004
=54 Peru 9.4% 2004
=56 France 9% 2004
=56 Lebanon 9% 1997
=56 Syria 9% 2003
=56 Romania 9% 2004
=56 Latvia 9% 2005
=61 Barbados 8.9% 2004
=61 Ukraine 8.9% 2004
63 Finland 8.8% 2004
64 El Salvador 8.7% 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 8.52% 2004
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 8.48% 1999
European Union average (profile) 8.22% 2004
=65 Cameroon 8.2% 2001
=65 Spain 8.2% 2004
=67 Indonesia 8.1% 2004
=67 Jamaica 8.1% 2004
=69 Hong Kong 7.8% 2004
=69 Trinidad and Tobago 7.8% 2002
=69 Russia 7.8% 2004
=69 Brazil 7.8% 2003
73 Nicaragua 7.6% 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 7.53% 2004
=74 Canada 7.5% 2004
=74 Belize 7.5% 2002
=74 Ghana 7.5% 2000
77 Nepal 7.4% 2001
78 Egypt 7.3% 2003
79 Mali 7.2% 2004
=80 Czech Republic 7% 2004
=80 Kazakhstan 7% 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 6.94% 2004
=82 Sweden 6.9% 2004
=82 Chile 6.9% 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.86% 2004
=84 Paraguay 6.7% 2003
=84 Aruba 6.7% 1997
=86 Ecuador 6.6% 2004
=86 Pakistan 6.6% 2004
=86 Belgium 6.6% 2004
=89 Italy 6.4% 2004
=89 Greece 6.4% 2004
=89 Antigua and Barbuda 6.4% 1991
=89 Malta 6.4% 2004
=93 Haiti 6.2% 1999
=93 Guyana 6.2% 2001
95 Hungary 6.1% 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 6.03% 1998
96 Sri Lanka 6% 2004
=97 Mauritius 5.8% 2004
=97 Portugal 5.8% 2004
99 Slovenia 5.7% 2004
100 United States 5.6% 2004
=101 Macau 5.5% 2004
=101 Singapore 5.5% 2003
103 Costa Rica 5.4% 2004
104 Australia 5.3% 2004
=105 Denmark 5% 2004
=105 United Kingdom 5% 2004
=107 Ireland 4.9% 2004
=107 India 4.9% 2004
=107 Japan 4.9% 2004
110 Norway 4.8% 2004
=111 Saudi Arabia 4.7% 2005
=111 Burma 4.7% 1990
=111 Honduras 4.7% 2004
114 Guinea 4.6% 1994
115 Austria 4.5% 2004
116 Tanzania 4.4% 2001
=117 Papua New Guinea 4.3% 2000
=117 Bolivia 4.3% 2002
=117 Guam 4.3% 1987
120 Bangladesh 4.2% 2003
121 Netherlands 4.1% 2003
=122 Bahrain 3.9% 2001
=122 Switzerland 3.9% 2004
=124 South Korea 3.7% 2004
=124 Brunei 3.7% 1991
126 Malaysia 3.6% 2003
=127 Madagascar 3.5% 2002
=127 New Zealand 3.5% 2004
=127 Cyprus 3.5% 2004
130 Luxembourg 3.3% 2004
=131 Cayman Islands 3.2% 1997
=131 Iceland 3.2% 2004
133 Mexico 2.9% 2004
134 Laos 2.6% 1995
135 Uganda 2.5% 2003
136 Qatar 2.3% 2001
=137 Guatemala 2.2% 2003
=137 United Arab Emirates 2.2% 2000
139 Vietnam 1.9% 2004
=140 Thailand 1.6% 2004
=140 Maldives 1.6% 2000
142 Burkina Faso 1.5% 1985
143 Malawi 1.2% 1998
144 Chad 1.1% 1993
145 Rwanda 0.9% 1996
146 Cambodia 0.8% 2004
147 Burundi 0.7% 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Unemployment > Male > % of male labor force. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Unemployment/Male/%-of-male-labor-force

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