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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 bar chart

 

Country NameUnemployment rate (%)Year of Estimate
Zimbabwe952009
Nauru902004
Liberia852003
Burkina Faso772004
Turkmenistan602004
Djibouti592007
Namibia512008
Senegal482007
Nepal462008
Lesotho452002
Bosnia and Herzegovina432011
Haiti412010
Kenya402008
Swaziland402006
Yemen352003
Afghanistan352008
Macedonia312011
Mali302004
Mauritania302008
Libya302004
Cameroon302001
Grenada252008
South Africa252011
Serbia232011
Dominica232000
Equatorial Guinea222009
Spain222011
Mozambique211997
Nigeria212011
Cape Verde212000
Gabon212006
Comoros201996
Saint Lucia202003
Sudan192002
East Timor182010
Tunisia182011
Croatia182011
Greece172011
New Caledonia172004
Georgia162010
Latvia152011
Lithuania152011
Iran152011
Iraq152010
Oman152004
Bahrain152005
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines152001
Ireland142011
Bahamas, The142009
Puerto Rico142012
Zambia142006
Slovakia142011
Albania132011
Belize132009
Dominican Republic132011
Tonga133
Jamaica132011
Portugal132011
Poland122011
Jordan122011
Syria122011
Egypt122011
Estonia122011
Barbados122011
Slovenia122011
Montenegro122011
Antigua and Barbuda112001
Ghana112000
Guyana112007
Hungary112011
Saudi Arabia112011
Colombia112011
Algeria102011
Mongolia102010
India102011
Turkey102011
Bulgaria102011
France92011
Suriname92008
United States92011
Morocco92011
Kyrgyzstan92011
Czech Republic92011
Italy82011
Venezuela82011
United Kingdom82011
Central African Republic82001
Peru82011
Mauritius82011
Finland82011
Belgium82011
Fiji81999
Botswana82007
Canada82011
Sweden82011
Iceland72011
Nicaragua72011
Argentina72011
El Salvador72011
Ukraine72011
Philippines72011
Moldova72011
Paraguay72011
Russia72011
Indonesia72011
Chile72011
Costa Rica72011
China72011
New Zealand72011
Malta62011
Trinidad and Tobago62011
Uruguay62011
Denmark62011
Germany62011
Brazil62011
Armenia62011
Luxembourg62011
Israel62011
Pakistan62011
San Marino62011
Bolivia62011
Burma62011
Kazakhstan52011
Mexico52011
Romania52011
Australia52011
Bangladesh52011
Honduras52011
Japan52011
Saint Kitts and Nevis51997
Panama52011
Netherlands42011
Taiwan42011
Palau42005
Greenland42010
Ecuador42011
Austria42011
Sri Lanka42011
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)42012
Guatemala42011
Bhutan42009
Cayman Islands42008
Cambodia42007
Hong Kong32011
Korea, South32011
Norway32011
Malaysia32011
Switzerland32011
Macau32010
Andorra32009
Liechtenstein32009
Brunei32010
Laos32009
United Arab Emirates22001
Vietnam22011
Tajikistan22009
Kuwait22004
Kiribati21992
Seychelles22006
Singapore22011
Papua New Guinea22008
Vanuatu21999
Cuba12011
Azerbaijan12011
Belarus12009
Uzbekistan12011
Thailand12011
Qatar02011
Monaco02005
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