Country Comparison > Unemployment rate

RankCountryUnemployment rate (%)
1Burkina Faso77
2Syria50
3Senegal48
4Haiti40.6
5Kenya40
6Djibouti40
7Congo, Republic of the36
8Marshall Islands36
9Namibia34
10Kiribati30.6
11Kosovo30.5
12Libya30
13American Samoa29.8
14Lesotho28.1
15Gabon28
16Swaziland28
17West Bank27.9
18Gaza Strip27.9
19South Africa27.5
20Venezuela27.1
21Yemen27
22Korea, North25.6
23Mozambique24.5
24Grenada24
25Afghanistan23.9
26Dominica23
27Nauru23
28Macedonia22.4
29French Polynesia21.8
30Greece21.5
31Bosnia and Herzegovina20.5
32Malawi20.4
33Botswana20
34Saint Lucia20
35Sudan19.6
36Armenia18.9
37Saint Vincent and the Grenadines18.8
38Jordan18.3
39Ethiopia17.5
40Spain17.2
41Nigeria16.5
42Micronesia, Federated States of16.2
43Montenegro16.1
44Iraq16
45Tunisia15.5
46Zambia15
47Sierra Leone15
48New Caledonia14.7
49Serbia14.1
50Saint Helena14
51Albania13.8
52Cook Islands13.1
53Brazil12.8
54Croatia12.4
55Jamaica12.2
56Egypt12.2
57Sao Tome and Principe12.2
58Niue12
59Ghana11.9
60Iran11.8
61Georgia11.8
62Algeria11.7
63Italy11.3
64Zimbabwe11.3
65Northern Mariana Islands11.2
66Guyana11.1
67Antigua and Barbuda11
68Turkmenistan11
69Turkey10.9
70Puerto Rico10.8
71Virgin Islands10.4
72Tanzania10.3
73Mauritania10.2
74Morocco10.2
75Barbados10.1
76Bahamas, The10.1
77Turks and Caicos Islands10
78Lebanon9.7
79Cote d'Ivoire9.4
80France9.4
81Uganda9.4
82Colombia9.3
83Ukraine9.2
84Greenland9.1
85Cape Verde9
86Belize9
87Suriname8.9
88Portugal8.9
89Qatar8.9
90Wallis and Futuna8.8
91Saint Pierre and Miquelon8.7
92Latvia8.7
93Equatorial Guinea8.6
94Finland8.5
95India8.5
96Argentina8.4
97Costa Rica8.1
98Slovakia8.1
99San Marino8.1
100Mongolia8
101Anguilla8
102Mali7.9
103Aruba7.7
104Uruguay7.6
105Belgium7.1
106Mauritius7.1
107Lithuania7.1
108Kyrgyzstan7.1
109Bermuda7
110El Salvador7
111Central African Republic6.9
112Brunei6.9
113Togo6.9
114Peru6.9
115Sweden6.7
116Chile6.7
117Ireland6.7
118Angola6.6
119Slovenia6.6
120Comoros6.5
121Nicaragua6.4
122Canada6.3
123Bulgaria6.2
124Pakistan6
125Panama6
126Saudi Arabia6
127Estonia5.8
128Eritrea5.8
129Luxembourg5.8
130Denmark5.7
131Philippines5.7
132Paraguay5.7
133Australia5.6
134Montserrat5.6
135Honduras5.6
136Austria5.5
137Indonesia5.4
138Russia5.2
139Samoa5.2
140Dominican Republic5.1
141Azerbaijan5
142Kazakhstan5
143Uzbekistan5
144Trinidad and Tobago4.9
145Romania4.9
146Poland4.9
147Netherlands4.9
148New Zealand4.7
149Malta4.6
150Ecuador4.6
151Fiji4.5
152Guam4.5
153Saint Kitts and Nevis4.5
154East Timor4.4
155United Kingdom4.4
156United States4.4
157Sri Lanka4.4
158Bangladesh4.4
159Cameroon4.3
160Hungary4.2
161Israel4.2
162Norway4.2
163Moldova4.1
164Jersey4
165Cayman Islands4
166Bolivia4
167Burma4
168China3.9
169Germany3.8
170Taiwan3.8
171Korea, South3.7
172Andorra3.7
173Bahrain3.6
174Mexico3.4
175Malaysia3.4
176Bhutan3.2
177Switzerland3.2
178Hong Kong3.1
179Nepal3
180Seychelles3
181British Virgin Islands2.9
182Japan2.9
183Maldives2.9
184Czech Republic2.9
185Liberia2.8
186Iceland2.8
187Guinea2.7
188Rwanda2.7
189Cuba2.6
190Papua New Guinea2.5
191Tajikistan2.4
192Liechtenstein2.4
193Guatemala2.3
194Faroe Islands2.2
195Vietnam2.2
196Singapore2.2
197Macau2
198Monaco2
199Madagascar1.8
200Palau1.7
201Vanuatu1.7
202United Arab Emirates1.6
203Guernsey1.2
204Isle of Man1.1
205Kuwait1.1
206Tonga1.1
207Gibraltar1
208Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)1
209Benin1
210Belarus0.8
211Laos0.7
212Thailand0.7
213Niger0.3
214Cambodia0.3
215Cocos (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, 2019

See also: Unemployment rate map

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