Labor > Unemployment rate > Note: Countries Compared

Albania these are official rates, but actual rates may exceed 30% due to preponderance of near-subsistence farming
Argentina based on official data, which may understate unemployment
Bangladesh about 40% of the population is underemployed; many participants in the labor force work only a few hours a week, at low wages
Belarus official registered unemployed; large number of underemployed workers
Bolivia data are for urban areas; widespread underemployment
Bosnia and Herzegovina official rate
Central African Republic 23
China official data for urban areas only; including migrants may boost total unemployment to 9%; substantial unemployment and underemployment in rural areas
Cote d'Ivoire unemployment may have climbed to 40-50% as a result of the civil war
Djibouti data are for urban areas, 83% in rural areas
East Timor data are for rural areas, unemployment rises to more than 40% among urban youth
El Salvador data are official rates; but the economy has much underemployment
Germany this is the International Labor Organization's estimated rate for international comparisons; Germany's Federal Employment Agency estimated a seasonally adjusted rate of 10.8%
Haiti widespread unemployment and underemployment; more than two-thirds of the labor force do not have formal jobs
Honduras about 36% are unemployed or underemployed
Iran data are according to the Iranian Government
Jordan official rate; unofficial rate is approximately 30%
Mexico underemployment may be as high as 25%
Nicaragua underemployment was 46.5% in 2008
Pakistan substantial underemployment exists
Peru data are for metropolitan Lima; widespread underemployment
Saudi Arabia data are for Saudi males only (local bank estimates; some estimates range as high as 25%)
Tajikistan official rates; actual unemployment is much higher
Turkey underemployment amounted to 4% in 2008
Ukraine officially registered; large number of unregistered or underemployed workers
Uzbekistan officially measured by the Ministry of Labor, plus another 20% underemployed


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