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Definition: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Unemployment rate varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2017

See also: Unemployment rate bar chart

 

CountryUnemployment rate (%)Year
Zimbabwe952009
Burkina Faso772004
Djibouti602014
Syria502016
Senegal482007
Haiti412010
Kenya402013
Congo, Republic of the362014
Afghanistan352008
Grenada342013
Kiribati312010
Libya302004
Mali302015
Lesotho282014
Namibia282014
Swaziland282014
Gabon282015
Bosnia and Herzegovina282016
Yemen272014
South Africa272016
Korea, North262013
Greece252016
Macedonia232016
Nauru232011
Dominica232000
Mozambique222014
Botswana202013
Saint Lucia202003
Spain202016
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines192008
Armenia182016
Ethiopia182012
Montenegro172016
Iraq162012
Jordan162016
Croatia162016
Cape Verde152016
Bahamas, The152014
Oman152004
Zambia152008
New Caledonia152014
Albania152016
Tunisia142016
Nigeria142016
Serbia142016
Jamaica142016
Dominican Republic142016
Puerto Rico142014
Sudan142014
Sao Tome and Principe142014
Egypt132016
Belize132014
Mauritania132016
Georgia122016
Ghana122015
Brazil122016
Italy112016
Saudi Arabia112016
Slovenia112016
Guyana112013
Barbados112016
Antigua and Barbuda112014
Turkmenistan112014
Turkey112016
Iran112016
Venezuela112016
Portugal102016
Ukraine102016
Morocco102016
Algeria102016
France102016
Latvia102016
Poland102016
Uganda92013
Costa Rica92016
Colombia92016
Greenland92015
Sierra Leone92014
Suriname92014
Slovakia92016
Finland92016
Fiji92014
San Marino92014
Equatorial Guinea92014
Eritrea92013
Mongolia92016
Belgium82016
Argentina82016
Bulgaria82016
Ireland82016
Central African Republic82001
Kyrgyzstan82013
Lithuania82016
Mauritius82016
Canada72016
Uruguay72016
Chile72016
Brunei72014
Sweden72016
Estonia72016
Luxembourg72016
Romania72016
Hungary72016
Comoros72014
Ecuador62016
Austria62016
Pakistan62016
Peru62016
Nicaragua62016
Netherlands62016
Paraguay62016
Australia62016
Indonesia62016
Philippines62016
El Salvador62016
Russia52016
Uzbekistan52016
New Zealand52016
Niger52015
India52016
Israel52016
Azerbaijan52016
Bangladesh52016
Kazakhstan52016
Malta52016
Burma52016
United Kingdom52016
United States52016
Sri Lanka52016
Saint Kitts and Nevis51997
Panama52016
Norway42016
East Timor42014
Cameroon42014
Germany42016
Denmark42016
Moldova42016
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)42010
Bolivia42016
Bahrain42014
Cayman Islands42008
China42016
Taiwan42017
Trinidad and Tobago42016
Honduras42016
Korea, South42016
Andorra42016
Vietnam42016
United Arab Emirates42014
Hong Kong42016
Mexico42017
Malaysia32016
Nepal32013
Switzerland32016
Japan32016
Kuwait32016
Seychelles32014
Liberia32014
Iceland32016
Cuba32016
Bhutan32015
Papua New Guinea32014
Liechtenstein22015
Guatemala22016
Tajikistan22016
Singapore22016
Monaco22012
Macau22016
Palau22015
Vanuatu21999
Laos12012
Tonga12011
Thailand12016
Belarus12016
Qatar12016
Cambodia02013