Country Comparison > Unemployment rate

RankCountryUnemployment rate (%)
1Zimbabwe95
2Nauru90
3Liberia85
4Burkina Faso77
5Turkmenistan60
6Cocos (Keeling) Islands60
7Djibouti59
8Namibia51.2
9Senegal48
10Nepal46
11Kosovo45.3
12Lesotho45
13Bosnia and Herzegovina43.3
14Haiti40.6
15Gaza Strip40
16Kenya40
17Swaziland40
18Marshall Islands36
19Yemen35
20Afghanistan35
21Macedonia31.4
22Mali30
23Libya30
24Mauritania30
25Cameroon30
26American Samoa29.8
27Grenada25
28South Africa24.9
29West Bank23.5
30Serbia23.4
31Dominica23
32Equatorial Guinea22.3
33Micronesia, Federated States of22
34Spain21.7
35Gabon21
36Cape Verde21
37Nigeria21
38Mozambique21
39Comoros20
40Saint Lucia20
41Sudan18.7
42East Timor18.4
43Tunisia18
44Croatia17.7
45Greece17.3
46New Caledonia17.1
47Georgia16.3
48Latvia15.4
49Lithuania15.4
50Iran15.3
51Wallis and Futuna15.2
52Saint Vincent and the Grenadines15
53Iraq15
54Oman15
55Bahrain15
56Maldives14.5
57Ireland14.4
58Bahamas, The14.2
59Puerto Rico14.2
60Saint Helena14
61Zambia14
62Slovakia13.5
63Albania13.3
64Belize13.1
65Cook Islands13.1
66Dominican Republic13.1
67Tonga13
68Portugal12.7
69Jamaica12.7
70Poland12.4
71Syria12.3
72Jordan12.3
73Egypt12.2
74Estonia12.1
75Barbados12
76Niue12
77Slovenia11.8
78French Polynesia11.7
79Montenegro11.5
80Guam11.4
81Guyana11
82Ghana11
83Antigua and Barbuda11
84Hungary10.9
85Saudi Arabia10.9
86Colombia10.8
87Sint Maarten10.6
88Saint Pierre and Miquelon10.3
89Curacao10.3
90Algeria10
91Turks and Caicos Islands10
92Mongolia9.9
93India9.8
94Turkey9.8
95Bulgaria9.6
96France9.3
97Suriname9
98United States9
99Morocco8.9
100Kyrgyzstan8.6
101Czech Republic8.5
102Italy8.4
103Venezuela8.2
104United Kingdom8.1
105Northern Mariana Islands8
106Central African Republic8
107Anguilla8
108Peru7.9
109Mauritius7.8
110Finland7.8
111Belgium7.7
112Fiji7.6
113Botswana7.5
114Canada7.5
115Sweden7.5
116Iceland7.4
117Nicaragua7.3
118Argentina7.2
119El Salvador7
120Philippines7
121Ukraine7
122Aruba6.9
123Faroe Islands6.8
124Moldova6.7
125Paraguay6.6
126Indonesia6.6
127Chile6.6
128Russia6.6
129Costa Rica6.5
130China6.5
131New Zealand6.5
132Malta6.4
133Trinidad and Tobago6.4
134Virgin Islands6.2
135Uruguay6
136Montserrat6
137Germany6
138Brazil6
139Denmark6
140Armenia5.9
141Luxembourg5.9
142Pakistan5.6
143Israel5.6
144Bolivia5.5
145Burma5.5
146San Marino5.5
147Kazakhstan5.4
148Mexico5.2
149Australia5.1
150Romania5.1
151Bangladesh5
152Honduras4.8
153Japan4.6
154Panama4.5
155Saint Kitts and Nevis4.5
156Taiwan4.4
157Netherlands4.4
158Greenland4.2
159Sri Lanka4.2
160Austria4.2
161Ecuador4.2
162Palau4.2
163Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)4.1
164Guatemala4.1
165Cayman Islands4
166Bhutan4
167British Virgin Islands3.6
168Cambodia3.5
169Hong Kong3.4
170Korea, South3.4
171Norway3.3
172Malaysia3.1
173Switzerland3.1
174Gibraltar3
175Andorra2.9
176Macau2.9
177Liechtenstein2.8
178Brunei2.7
179Laos2.5
180United Arab Emirates2.4
181Vietnam2.3
182Tajikistan2.2
183Kuwait2.2
184Jersey2.2
185Bermuda2.1
186Kiribati2
187Isle of Man2
188Singapore2
189Seychelles2
190Papua New Guinea1.9
191Vanuatu1.7
192Cuba1.4
193Azerbaijan1
194Belarus1
195Uzbekistan1
196Guernsey0.9
197Thailand0.7
198Qatar0.4
199Monaco0

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

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Unemployment rate map

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