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

Related News

Jobless Claims Report Shows Current Unemployment Rate Remains Steady, While Oil Prices Approach 13-Year Low
The Inquisitr - 2/11/2016 8:51:37 PM
However, most predict U.S. jobless claims will continue to fall and the unemployment rate to remain steady. Approaching a 13-year low, oil prices plunged in response to an oversupply in the world’s crude ... Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that ...

Jeffery: Unemployment, not racism, SA’s most serious unresolved problem
biznews.com - 2/11/2016 1:13:29 PM
Yet, elsewhere in the world, FDI in 2015 was up by 36% ... As the IRR’s most recent opinion survey once again confirms, unemployment is the most important unresolved problem confronting the country. Unemployment is clearly also the key cause of ...

India among countries with highest unemployment rate
Rediff India Abroad - 9/17/2013 9:48:02 AM
The Eurozone crisis changed the economic landscape of the world ... rate after South Africa. Countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Sri Lanka have a lower unemployment rate compared to India. Let’s look at 25 countries with highest ...

Unemployment Rates by Country
Investopedia - 6/23/2015 2:07:54 PM
According to the World Bank, GDP per capita in Qatar was $93,700 in 2013, while in Macau it was $91,400. That wealth helps their standing in the chart, as a country's unemployment rate only factors in those actively looking for work. If you're the 23-year ...

Unemployment in Arab Countries highest in the world
moroccoworldnews.com - 8/17/2015 11:58:15 AM
According to the report, which collected figures from the International Labor Organization (ILOT), the rate of unemployment in young people in the Arab countries is the highest in the world, representing more than double the global rate of unemployment ...

The countries with the highest unemployment
Market Watch - 7/3/2013 5:56:02 AM
From 24/7 Wall St., these are the countries with the highest unemployment rates: Italy’s unemployment rate was set ... The country’s debt is among the lowest in the world, at just 18.5% of GDP in 2012, compared with the U.S.’ 106.5% of GDP.

Countries With the Highest Unemployment Rates
Yahoo Finance - 6/15/2012 4:14:54 PM
[Related: Degrees for Those with College Dreams] With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of countries with the highest unemployment rates among the world’s 50 largest economies. The ranking is based on 2011 annual average unemployment rates from ...

What’s holding back the world economy?
Gulf Times - 2/10/2016 10:25:52 PM
According to the UN report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016, the average growth rate in developed economies has declined by more than 54% since the crisis. An estimated 44mn people are unemployed in developed countries, about 12mn more than in ...

15 Countries That Have MUCH Higher Unemployment Rates Than The US
The Business Insider - 9/3/2010 11:41:51 AM
The effect is multiplied when it compared with the jobless rates of other nations because there is no single standard for measuring unemployment around the world. Countries cite rates in markedly different ways. Some consider applicable job age to be ...

Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes
Juneau Empire - 2/11/2016 9:10:06 AM
But Yellen made clear that the Fed won’t likely find it necessary to cut rates after ... not suggest that the world’s second-largest economy is undergoing a sharp slowdown, Yellen said. But she added that declines in that country’s currency have ...

Global unemployment forecast to hit 212m – country by country breakdown
The Guardian - 1/20/2015 10:51:09 AM
The ILO also warn of “no relief” among countries in the Middle East and North Africa, which have some of the highest unemployment rates in the world. An increase of about 5 percentage points in East Asia’s unemployment rate is expected. Although Sub ...

South Africa unemployment: 1994 – 2015
businesstech.co.za - 1/20/2015 10:04:02 PM
Despite the expected slight recovery, however, South Africa will remain the country with the 8th highest unemployment rate in the world. The country ranks even more poorly in terms of youth unemployment (6th, globally), with a rate of 52.5%. Based on 2014 ...

The Countries With the Highest Unemployment
24/7 Wall ST - 4/18/2013 6:21:45 AM
... worst unemployment are among the highest in the developed world. In 2012, government debt as a percentage of GDP exceeded 110% in four of the 10 countries with the highest unemployment rates, and six were among the top 20% for debts as a percentage of ...

Which countries have the highest (and lowest) youth unemployment rate?
Devex - 3/15/2015 11:58:57 PM
Along with Cambodia, Rwanda is the country recording the lowest youth unemployment rate in the world — just 0.7 percent. It’s worth noting that questions have been raised over the reliability of Rwanda’s unemployment figures. Check out the ...

FactCheck: is our unemployment rate low by world standards?
THE CONVERSATION - 7/8/2013 4:34:21 PM
“Australia has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the developed world.” - Finance minister Penny Wong ... Sinodinos' source is the June edition of The Economist magazine, which lists 42 countries' unemployment rates. It includes a mix of developed ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview