World Unemployment rate

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Unemployment rate: 7.9% (2017 est.)
7.5% (2016 est.)
note: 30% combined unemployment and underemployment in many non-industrialized countries; developed countries typically 4%-12% unemployment (2007 est.)

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

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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