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
15American Samoa29.8
16Lesotho28.1
17Namibia28.1
18Swaziland28
19Gabon28
20South Africa27.6
21Yemen27
22West Bank26.7
23Gaza Strip26.7
24Venezuela26.4
25Korea, North25.6
26Macedonia23.4
27Dominica23
28Nauru23
29Mozambique22.4
30Greece22.3
31French Polynesia21.8
32Bosnia and Herzegovina20.5
33Malawi20.4
34Botswana20
35Saint Lucia20
36Sudan19.6
37Armenia18.9
38Saint Vincent and the Grenadines18.8
39Ethiopia17.5
40Montenegro17.1
41Spain17.1
42Jordan16.5
43Micronesia, Federated States of16.2
44Iraq16
45Serbia16
46Zambia15
47Oman15
48New Caledonia14.7
49Albania14
50Saint Helena14
51Croatia13.9
52Nigeria13.4
53Brazil13.1
54Cook Islands13.1
55Curacao13
56Virgin Islands13
57Tunisia13
58Iran12.4
59Jamaica12.2
60Egypt12.2
61Sao Tome and Principe12.2
62Wallis and Futuna12.2
63Sint Maarten12
64Niue12
65Ghana11.9
66Algeria11.7
67Mauritania11.7
68Maldives11.6
69Georgia11.5
70Puerto Rico11.5
71Italy11.4
72Northern Mariana Islands11.2
73Turkey11.2
74Guyana11.1
75Antigua and Barbuda11
76Turkmenistan11
77Tanzania10.3
78Belize10.1
79Bahamas, The10
80Turks and Caicos Islands10
81Saint Pierre and Miquelon9.9
82Barbados9.8
83Portugal9.7
84Ukraine9.5
85France9.5
86Cote d'Ivoire9.4
87Uganda9.4
88Morocco9.3
89Colombia9.3
90Greenland9.1
91Suriname9.1
92Sierra Leone9.1
93Latvia9
94Cape Verde9
95Bermuda9
96India8.8
97Finland8.7
98British Virgin Islands8.7
99Equatorial Guinea8.6
100Eritrea8.6
101Estonia8.4
102Guam8.4
103Slovakia8.1
104Mali8.1
105Costa Rica8.1
106Argentina8.1
107Anguilla8
108Central African Republic8
109Mongolia8
110San Marino8
111Belgium7.5
112Kyrgyzstan7.4
113Uruguay7.3
114Lithuania7
115Chile7
116El Salvador7
117Aruba6.9
118Brunei6.9
119Mauritius6.9
120Togo6.9
121Slovenia6.8
122Peru6.7
123Sweden6.6
124Bulgaria6.6
125Canada6.5
126Comoros6.5
127Nicaragua6.5
128Paraguay6.5
129Ireland6.4
130Azerbaijan6
131Montserrat6
132Pakistan6
133Philippines6
134Luxembourg5.9
135Honduras5.9
136Denmark5.8
137Australia5.6
138Saudi Arabia5.6
139Russia5.5
140Panama5.5
141Dominican Republic5.5
142Fiji5.5
143Austria5.4
144Indonesia5.4
145Romania5.3
146Netherlands5.1
147Ecuador5.1
148Kazakhstan5
149New Zealand4.9
150Uzbekistan4.9
151Poland4.8
152Saint Kitts and Nevis4.5
153Malta4.4
154United States4.4
155United Kingdom4.4
156East Timor4.4
157Hungary4.4
158Israel4.3
159Cameroon4.3
160Moldova4.3
161Trinidad and Tobago4.1
162Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)4.1
163Bangladesh4.1
164Bolivia4
165Burma4
166Sri Lanka4
167China4
168Cayman Islands4
169Jersey4
170Norway4
171Korea, South3.8
172Germany3.8
173Bahrain3.8
174Taiwan3.8
175Andorra3.7
176Mexico3.6
177United Arab Emirates3.6
178Malaysia3.4
179Nepal3.3
180Bhutan3.2
181Switzerland3
182Seychelles3
183Japan2.9
184Czech Republic2.8
185Faroe Islands2.8
186Iceland2.8
187Guinea2.8
188Liberia2.8
189Isle of Man2.7
190Rwanda2.7
191Hong Kong2.6
192Niger2.6
193Papua New Guinea2.5
194Tajikistan2.4
195Liechtenstein2.4
196Guatemala2.4
197Vietnam2.3
198Singapore2.2
199Cuba2.2
200Kuwait2.1
201Madagascar2.1
202Macau2
203Monaco2
204Vanuatu1.7
205Palau1.7
206Laos1.5
207Guernsey1.2
208Tonga1.1
209Gibraltar1
210Benin1
211Belarus1
212Thailand0.7
213Qatar0.6
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, 2018

See also: Unemployment rate map

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