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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, 2018

See also: Unemployment rate bar chart

 

CountryUnemployment rate (%)Year
Zimbabwe952009
Burkina Faso772004
Djibouti602014
Syria502017
Senegal482007
Haiti412010
Kenya402013
Congo, Republic of the362014
Afghanistan352008
Grenada342013
Kiribati312010
Libya302004
Lesotho282014
Namibia282014
Swaziland282014
Gabon282015
South Africa282017
Yemen272014
Venezuela262017
Korea, North262013
Macedonia232017
Nauru232011
Dominica232000
Mozambique222014
Greece222017
Bosnia and Herzegovina212017
Malawi202013
Botswana202013
Saint Lucia202003
Sudan202017
Armenia192017
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines192008
Ethiopia182012
Montenegro172016
Spain172017
Jordan172017
Iraq162012
Serbia162017
Oman152004
Zambia152008
New Caledonia152014
Albania142017
Croatia142017
Nigeria132017
Brazil132017
Tunisia132017
Iran122017
Jamaica122017
Egypt122017
Sao Tome and Principe122017
Ghana122015
Algeria122017
Mauritania122016
Puerto Rico122017
Georgia122017
Italy112017
Turkey112017
Guyana112013
Antigua and Barbuda112014
Turkmenistan112014
Tanzania102014
Belize102017
Bahamas, The102017
Barbados102017
Portugal102017
France102017
Ukraine102017
Uganda92013
Cote d'Ivoire92013
Morocco92017
Colombia92017
Greenland92015
Suriname92017
Sierra Leone92014
Latvia92017
Cape Verde92017
India92017
Finland92017
Equatorial Guinea92014
Eritrea92013
Estonia82017
Costa Rica82017
Argentina82017
Slovakia82017
Mali82016
Mongolia82017
Central African Republic82001
San Marino82017
Belgium82017
Kyrgyzstan72017
Uruguay72017
Lithuania72017
Chile72017
El Salvador72017
Brunei72017
Mauritius72017
Togo72016
Slovenia72017
Peru72017
Bulgaria72017
Sweden72017
Comoros72014
Canada72017
Paraguay72017
Nicaragua72017
Ireland62017
Azerbaijan62017
Pakistan62017
Philippines62017
Luxembourg62017
Honduras62017
Denmark62017
Australia62017
Saudi Arabia62017
Dominican Republic62017
Fiji62017
Panama62017
Russia62017
Indonesia52017
Austria52017
Romania52017
Netherlands52017
Ecuador52017
Kazakhstan52017
New Zealand52017
Uzbekistan52017
Poland52017
Saint Kitts and Nevis51997
United States42017
United Kingdom42017
East Timor42014
Malta42017
Hungary42017
Israel42017
Moldova42017
Cameroon42014
Bangladesh42017
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)42010
Trinidad and Tobago42017
Cayman Islands42008
Sri Lanka42017
China42017
Bolivia42017
Burma42017
Norway42017
Korea, South42017
Bahrain42017
Germany42017
Taiwan42017
Andorra42016
Mexico42017
United Arab Emirates42014
Malaysia32017
Nepal32013
Bhutan32017
Switzerland32017
Seychelles32017
Japan32017
Czech Republic32017
Guinea32017
Iceland32017
Liberia32014
Rwanda32014
Niger32016
Hong Kong32017
Papua New Guinea32017
Liechtenstein22015
Guatemala22016
Tajikistan22016
Vietnam22017
Singapore22017
Cuba22017
Kuwait22017
Madagascar22016
Macau22017
Monaco22012
Vanuatu21999
Palau22015
Laos22016
Tonga12011
Benin12014
Belarus12017
Thailand12017
Qatar12017
Cambodia02017