Country Comparison > Unemployment rate

RankCountryUnemployment rate (%)
1Zimbabwe95
2Burkina Faso77
3Djibouti60
4Syria50
5Senegal48
6Haiti40.6
7Kenya40
8Congo, Republic of the36
9Marshall Islands36
10Afghanistan35
11Kosovo34.8
12Grenada33.5
13Kiribati30.6
14Libya30
15Mali30
16American Samoa29.8
17Lesotho28.1
18Namibia28.1
19Swaziland28
20Bosnia and Herzegovina28
21Gabon28
22Yemen27
23South Africa26.8
24Gaza Strip26.1
25Korea, North25.6
26Greece24.6
27Macedonia23.1
28Dominica23
29Nauru23
30Mozambique22.4
31French Polynesia21.8
32Botswana20
33Saint Lucia20
34Spain19.7
35Saint Vincent and the Grenadines18.8
36Armenia17.9
37West Bank17.7
38Ethiopia17.5
39Montenegro17.1
40Micronesia, Federated States of16.2
41Iraq16
42Jordan15.8
43Croatia15.8
44Oman15
45Cape Verde15
46Bahamas, The15
47Zambia15
48New Caledonia14.7
49Albania14.5
50Tunisia14
51Saint Helena14
52Nigeria13.9
53Jamaica13.8
54Dominican Republic13.8
55Serbia13.8
56Puerto Rico13.7
57Sudan13.6
58Sao Tome and Principe13.5
59Cook Islands13.1
60Egypt13.1
61Curacao13
62Virgin Islands13
63Belize12.9
64Mauritania12.8
65Wallis and Futuna12.2
66Georgia12.1
67Niue12
68Sint Maarten12
69Ghana11.9
70Brazil11.8
71Maldives11.6
72Italy11.4
73Northern Mariana Islands11.2
74Slovenia11.2
75Saudi Arabia11.2
76Guyana11.1
77Barbados11
78Antigua and Barbuda11
79Turkmenistan11
80Turkey10.9
81Iran10.7
82Venezuela10.5
83Portugal10.2
84Ukraine10
85Turks and Caicos Islands10
86Saint Pierre and Miquelon9.9
87Morocco9.9
88Algeria9.9
89France9.7
90Latvia9.6
91Poland9.6
92Uganda9.4
93Costa Rica9.3
94Colombia9.2
95Greenland9.1
96Sierra Leone9.1
97Bermuda9
98Suriname8.9
99Finland8.8
100Fiji8.8
101Slovakia8.8
102San Marino8.7
103British Virgin Islands8.7
104Mongolia8.6
105Equatorial Guinea8.6
106Eritrea8.6
107Belgium8.4
108Guam8.4
109Kyrgyzstan8
110Anguilla8
111Argentina8
112Bulgaria8
113Central African Republic8
114Ireland8
115Lithuania7.9
116Mauritius7.8
117Canada7.1
118Uruguay7.1
119Chile7
120Brunei6.9
121Aruba6.9
122Sweden6.9
123Estonia6.8
124Luxembourg6.7
125Romania6.7
126Hungary6.6
127Comoros6.5
128Ecuador6.1
129Austria6.1
130Pakistan6.1
131Nicaragua6
132Peru6
133Montserrat6
134Netherlands6
135Paraguay5.9
136Australia5.8
137Indonesia5.6
138El Salvador5.5
139Philippines5.5
140Russia5.3
141Uzbekistan5.2
142New Zealand5.1
143Niger5.1
144Israel5
145India5
146Azerbaijan5
147Bangladesh4.9
148Kazakhstan4.9
149Malta4.8
150Burma4.8
151United Kingdom4.8
152United States4.7
153Panama4.5
154Saint Kitts and Nevis4.5
155Sri Lanka4.5
156Norway4.4
157East Timor4.4
158Germany4.3
159Cameroon4.3
160Denmark4.2
161Moldova4.2
162Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)4.1
163Bolivia4.1
164Bahrain4.1
165China4
166Cayman Islands4
167Jersey4
168Taiwan4
169Trinidad and Tobago4
170Honduras3.9
171Korea, South3.7
172Andorra3.7
173Vietnam3.7
174United Arab Emirates3.6
175Hong Kong3.6
176Mexico3.6
177Malaysia3.3
178Nepal3.3
179Switzerland3.3
180Japan3.2
181Kuwait3
182Seychelles3
183Liberia2.8
184Faroe Islands2.8
185Isle of Man2.7
186Iceland2.7
187Cuba2.5
188Bhutan2.5
189Papua New Guinea2.5
190Tajikistan2.4
191Guatemala2.4
192Liechtenstein2.4
193Singapore2.1
194Monaco2
195Macau1.9
196Vanuatu1.7
197Palau1.7
198Laos1.3
199Guernsey1.2
200Tonga1.1
201Gibraltar1
202Thailand0.9
203Belarus0.8
204Qatar0.7
205Cambodia0.3
206Cocos (Keeling) Islands0.1

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, 2017

See also: Unemployment rate map

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