Country Comparison > Unemployment rate

RankCountryUnemployment rate (%)
1Burkina Faso77
2Syria50
3Senegal48
4Haiti40.6
5Kenya40
6Djibouti40
7Congo, Republic of the36
8Marshall Islands36
9Namibia34
10Bosnia and Herzegovina33.28
11Kiribati30.6
12Kosovo30.5
13Libya30
14American Samoa29.8
15South Africa28.53
16Lesotho28.1
17Gabon28
18Swaziland28
19West Bank27.9
20Gaza Strip27.9
21Yemen27
22Korea, North25.6
23Mozambique24.5
24Grenada24
25Afghanistan23.9
26Dominica23
27Nauru23
28French Polynesia21.8
29Malawi20.4
30Botswana20
31Saint Lucia20
32Sudan19.6
33Jordan19.1
34Armenia18.9
35Saint Vincent and the Grenadines18.8
36Ethiopia17.5
37Greece17.3
38Macedonia17.29
39Nigeria16.5
40Micronesia, Federated States of16.2
41Iraq16
42Montenegro15.82
43Tunisia15.5
44Zambia15
45Sierra Leone15
46New Caledonia14.7
47Spain14.13
48Serbia14.1
49Saint Helena14
50Turkey13.68
51Cook Islands13.1
52Sao Tome and Principe12.2
53Niue12
54Brazil11.93
55Ghana11.9
56Georgia11.8
57Iran11.8
58Algeria11.7
59Zimbabwe11.3
60Northern Mariana Islands11.2
61Guyana11.1
62Antigua and Barbuda11
63Turkmenistan11
64Puerto Rico10.8
65Colombia10.5
66Virgin Islands10.4
67Tanzania10.3
68Mauritania10.2
69Barbados10.1
70Bahamas, The10.1
71Turks and Caicos Islands10
72Italy9.88
73Argentina9.84
74Lebanon9.7
75Uganda9.4
76Morocco9.23
77Greenland9.1
78Belize9
79Cape Verde9
80Suriname8.9
81Qatar8.9
82Ukraine8.89
83Wallis and Futuna8.8
84Saint Pierre and Miquelon8.7
85Equatorial Guinea8.6
86India8.5
87Lithuania8.4
88France8.12
89Costa Rica8.1
90San Marino8.1
91Croatia8.07
92Mongolia8
93Anguilla8
94Mali7.9
95Egypt7.86
96Jamaica7.72
97Aruba7.7
98Slovenia7.64
99Uruguay7.6
100Austria7.35
101Chile7.22
102Bermuda7
103El Salvador7
104Central African Republic6.9
105Brunei6.9
106Venezuela6.9
107Togo6.9
108Sweden6.78
109Mauritius6.65
110Finland6.63
111Angola6.6
112Peru6.58
113Portugal6.55
114Comoros6.5
115Nicaragua6.4
116Panama6.14
117Latvia6.14
118Pakistan6
119Saudi Arabia6
120Albania5.83
121Eritrea5.8
122Ecuador5.71
123Paraguay5.7
124Canada5.67
125Bulgaria5.66
126Montserrat5.6
127Honduras5.6
128Poland5.43
129Luxembourg5.36
130Belgium5.36
131Indonesia5.31
132Samoa5.2
133Australia5.16
134Philippines5.11
135Dominican Republic5.1
136Azerbaijan5
137Slovakia5
138Uzbekistan5
139Moldova4.99
140Germany4.98
141Ireland4.98
142Estonia4.94
143Trinidad and Tobago4.9
144Sri Lanka4.83
145Kazakhstan4.8
146Russia4.6
147Saint Kitts and Nevis4.5
148Guam4.5
149Fiji4.5
150Bangladesh4.4
151East Timor4.4
152Cameroon4.3
153New Zealand4.13
154Bolivia4
155Burma4
156Cayman Islands4
157Jersey4
158United States3.89
159Israel3.81
160Korea, South3.76
161Taiwan3.73
162Norway3.72
163Andorra3.7
164China3.64
165Iceland3.62
166Bahrain3.6
167Mexico3.49
168Hungary3.45
169Netherlands3.41
170Malaysia3.3
171Bhutan3.2
172Kyrgyzstan3.18
173United Kingdom3.17
174Vietnam3.11
175Romania3.06
176Denmark3.05
177Nepal3
178Seychelles3
179Hong Kong2.93
180Maldives2.9
181British Virgin Islands2.9
182Liberia2.8
183Czech Republic2.8
184Guinea2.7
185Rwanda2.7
186Cuba2.6
187Papua New Guinea2.5
188Tajikistan2.4
189Liechtenstein2.4
190Japan2.36
191Switzerland2.31
192Guatemala2.3
193Singapore2.25
194Faroe Islands2.2
195Macau2
196Monaco2
197Madagascar1.8
198Palau1.7
199Vanuatu1.7
200United Arab Emirates1.6
201Guernsey1.2
202Isle of Man1.1
203Kuwait1.1
204Tonga1.1
205Gibraltar1
206Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)1
207Benin1
208Thailand0.99
209Belarus0.8
210Malta0.78
211Laos0.7
212Niger0.3
213Cambodia0.3
214Cocos (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, 2020

See also: Unemployment rate map

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