Country Comparison > Unemployment rate

RankCountryUnemployment rate (%)
1Zimbabwe95
2Nauru90
3Liberia85
4Burkina Faso77
5Turkmenistan60
6Cocos (Keeling) Islands60
7Djibouti59
8Congo, Republic of the53
9Senegal48
10Nepal46
11Bosnia and Herzegovina44.3
12Haiti40.6
13Kenya40
14Swaziland40
15Marshall Islands36
16Yemen35
17Afghanistan35
18Grenada33.5
19Kosovo30.9
20Mauritania30
21Libya30
22Mali30
23Cameroon30
24American Samoa29.8
25Macedonia28.6
26Maldives28
27Greece27.9
28Namibia27.4
29Spain26.3
30Lesotho25
31South Africa24.9
32Nigeria23.9
33Dominica23
34Gaza Strip22.5
35West Bank22.5
36Equatorial Guinea22.3
37Micronesia, Federated States of22
38Croatia21.6
39Gabon21
40Cape Verde21
41Serbia20.1
42Saint Lucia20
43Sudan20
44Comoros20
45Montenegro19.1
46Saint Vincent and the Grenadines18.8
47East Timor18.4
48Syria17.8
49Botswana17.8
50Ethiopia17.5
51Armenia17.3
52Tunisia17.2
53New Caledonia17.1
54Mozambique17
55Albania16.9
56Portugal16.8
57Jamaica16.3
58Bahamas, The16.2
59Iran16
60Iraq16
61Puerto Rico16
62Belize15.5
63Bahrain15
64Georgia15
65Dominican Republic15
66Oman15
67Zambia15
68Slovakia14.4
69Jordan14
70Saint Helena14
71Ireland13.5
72Egypt13.4
73Cook Islands13.1
74Slovenia13.1
75Tonga13
76Curacao13
77Italy12.4
78Lithuania12.4
79Wallis and Futuna12.2
80Sint Maarten12
81Niue12
82French Polynesia11.7
83Bulgaria11.6
84Barbados11.4
85Northern Mariana Islands11.2
86Ghana11
87Antigua and Barbuda11
88Guyana11
89Estonia10.9
90Hungary10.5
91Saudi Arabia10.5
92Poland10.3
93Algeria10.3
94France10.2
95Turks and Caicos Islands10
96Saint Pierre and Miquelon9.9
97Latvia9.8
98Colombia9.7
99Morocco9.5
100Greenland9.4
101Turkey9.3
102Mongolia9
103Suriname9
104India8.8
105Belgium8.8
106British Virgin Islands8.7
107Kyrgyzstan8.6
108Netherlands8.3
109Mauritius8.3
110Guam8.2
111Finland8.1
112Sweden8.1
113Ukraine8
114Central African Republic8
115Bermuda8
116Anguilla8
117Costa Rica7.9
118Venezuela7.9
119Fiji7.6
120Argentina7.5
121Bolivia7.4
122Philippines7.4
123Romania7.3
124United States7.3
125United Kingdom7.2
126Nicaragua7.2
127Canada7.1
128Czech Republic7.1
129San Marino7
130Aruba6.9
131Faroe Islands6.8
132Indonesia6.6
133Pakistan6.6
134Paraguay6.6
135Uruguay6.5
136New Zealand6.4
137Malta6.4
138El Salvador6.3
139Virgin Islands6.2
140Denmark6
141Chile6
142Azerbaijan6
143Montserrat6
144Trinidad and Tobago5.9
145Russia5.8
146Moldova5.8
147Israel5.8
148Australia5.7
149Brazil5.7
150Kazakhstan5.3
151Germany5.3
152Burma5.2
153Sri Lanka5.1
154Bangladesh5
155Austria4.9
156Luxembourg4.9
157Mexico4.9
158Uzbekistan4.9
159Panama4.5
160Saint Kitts and Nevis4.5
161Iceland4.5
162Honduras4.5
163Cuba4.3
164Ecuador4.2
165Palau4.2
166Taiwan4.1
167China4.1
168Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)4.1
169Guatemala4.1
170Japan4.1
171Cayman Islands4
172Andorra4
173Norway3.6
174Peru3.6
175Kuwait3.4
176Korea, South3.2
177Switzerland3.2
178Hong Kong3.1
179Malaysia3.1
180Gibraltar3
181Brunei2.6
182Tajikistan2.5
183United Arab Emirates2.4
184Liechtenstein2.3
185Bhutan2.1
186Monaco2
187Kiribati2
188Isle of Man2
189Seychelles2
190Papua New Guinea1.9
191Singapore1.9
192Laos1.9
193Macau1.8
194Vanuatu1.7
195Jersey1.7
196Vietnam1.3
197Belarus1
198Guernsey0.9
199Thailand0.7
200Qatar0.3
201Cambodia0

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, 2014

See also: Unemployment rate map

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