List Of Countries By Unemployment Rate

This is a list of countries by unemployment rate. Methods of calculation and presentation of unemployment rate vary from country to country. Some countries count insured unemployed only, some count those in receipt of welfare benefit only, some count the disabled and other permanently unemployable people, some countries count those who choose (and are financially able) not to work, supported by their spouses and caring for a family, some count students at college and so on. There may also be differences in the minimum requirements and some consider people employed even if only marginally associated with employment market (for example, working only one hour per week). Read all..

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Unemployment rate per country in 2013

This is a list of countries by unemployment rate. Methods of calculation and presentation of unemployment rate vary from country to country. Some countries count insured unemployed only, some count those in receipt of welfare benefit only, some count the disabled and other permanently unemployable people, some countries count those who choose (and are financially able) not to work, supported by their spouses and caring for a family, some count students at college and so on. There may also be differences in the minimum requirements and some consider people employed even if only marginally associated with employment market (for example, working only one hour per week).[1]

There can be differences in the age limit. For example, Eurostat uses 15 to 74 years old when calculating unemployment rate, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses anyone 16 years of age or older (in both cases, people who are under education, retired, on maternity/paternity leave, prevented from working due to health, or do not work but have been inactive in seeking employment in the last four weeks are excluded from the workforce, and therefore not counted as unemployed).[2][3] Unemployment rates are often seasonally adjusted to avoid variations that depend on time of year.[2][3] Employment rate as a percentage of total population in working age is sometimes used instead of unemployment rate.

For purposes of comparison, harmonized values are published by International Labour Organization (ILO) and by OECD. The ILO harmonized unemployment rate refers to those who are currently not working but are willing and able to work for pay, currently available to work, and have actively searched for work. The OECD harmonized unemployment rate gives the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force. Most unemployment rates given in the table below are derived from national statistics and therefore not directly comparable.

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Name of CountriesUnemployment rate (%)Source / date of information
 Afghanistan11.12019[4]
 Albania11.92020 (Q1)[5]
 Algeria11.72019[4]
 American Samoa (United States)18.02012[6]
 Andorra3.72016[7]
 Angola6.92019[4]
 Anguilla (United Kingdom)7.82013 (July)[8]
 Antigua and Barbuda11.02014[7]
 Argentina10.42020 (Q1)[9]
 Armenia18.92019[10]
 Aruba (Netherlands)7.72016[11]
 Australia7.12020 (May)[12]
 Austria5.42020 (May)[13]
 Azerbaijan5.52019[4]
 The Bahamas10.42019[4]
 Bahrain0.72019[4]
 Bangladesh4.2[lower-alpha 1]2019[4]
 Barbados10.32019[4]
 Belarus4.62019[4]
 Belgium5.42020 (May)[13]
 Belize6.42019[4]
 Benin2.22019[4]
 Bermuda7.02017[7]
 Bhutan2.32019[4]
 Bolivia3.52019[4]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina18.42019[4]
 Botswana18.22019[4]
 Brazil12.22020 (Q1)[14]
 British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)2.92015[7]
 Brunei9.12019[4]
 Bulgaria9.02020 (May)[15]
 Burkina Faso6.32019[4]
 Burma1.62019[4]
 Burundi1.42019[4]
 Cambodia0.7[lower-alpha 2]2019[4]
 Cameroon3.42019[4]
 Canada12.32020 (June)[17]
 Cape Verde12.22019[4]
 Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)3.52019[18]
 Central African Republic3.72019[4]
 Chad1.92019[4]
 Chile11.22020 (April)[19]
 China, People's Republic of5.92020 (May)[20]
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)6.72011[21]
 Colombia19.82020 (April)[22]
 Comoros4.32019[4]
 Congo9.52019[4]
 DR Congo4.22019[4]
 Cook Islands13.12005[7]
 Costa Rica12.42020 (Q1)[23]
 Croatia9.52020 (May)[24]
 Cuba1.62019[4]
 Cyprus8.92020 (April)[13]
 Czech Republic3.42020 (April)[25]
 Denmark5.02020 (May)[13]
 Djibouti10.32019[4]
 Dominica23.02016[26]
 Dominican Republic5.82019[4]
 East Timor4.52019[4]
 Ecuador4.92019 (Q4)[27]
 Egypt7.72020 (Q1)[28]
 El Salvador4.12019[4]
 Equatorial Guinea6.42019[4]
 Eritrea5.12019[4]
 Estonia6.02020 (April)[13]
 Eswatini22.12019[4]
 Ethiopia2.12019[4]
 European Union6.72020 (May)[13]
 Faroe Islands (Denmark)0.92019 (September)[29]
 Fiji4.12019[4]
 Finland10.62020 (May)[30]
 France8.12020 (May)[13]
 French Polynesia (France)12.12019[4]
 Gabon20.02019[4]
 The Gambia9.12019[4]
 Georgia12.82019 (Q1)[31]
 Germany3.92020 (May)[13]
 Ghana4.32019[4]
 Gibraltar (United Kingdom)1.02016[32]
 Greece14.42020 (March)[13]
 Greenland (Denmark)6.82017[33]
 Grenada24.02017[34]
 Guam (United States)4.52017[7]
 Guatemala2.52019[4]
 Guernsey (United Kingdom)1.02018 (Q2)[35]
 Guinea4.32019[4]
 Guinea-Bissau2.52019[4]
 Guyana11.92019[4]
 Haiti13.82019[4]
 Honduras5.42019[4]
 Hong Kong5.92020 (May)[36]
 Hungary4.12020 (April)[13]
 Iceland4.52020 (May)[13]
 India8.52020 (June)[37]
 Indonesia5.02020 (Q1)[38]
 Iran11.42019[4]
 Iraq12.82019[4]
 Ireland5.32020 (June)[13]
 Isle of Man3.02020 (May)[39]
 Israel4.22020 (May)[40]
 Italy7.82020 (May)[13]
 Ivory Coast3.32019[4]
 Jamaica8.02019[4]
 Japan2.62020 (April)[41]
 Jersey (United Kingdom)1.62020 (March)[42][43]
 Jordan14.72019[4]
 Kazakhstan4.82020 (May)[44]
 Kenya2.62019[4]
 Kiribati30.62010[7]
 Kosovo25.92019 (Q4)[45]
 Kuwait2.22019[4]
 Kyrgyzstan6.32019[4]
 Laos0.62019[4]
 Latvia9.82020 (May)[13]
 Lebanon6.22019[4]
 Lesotho23.42019[4]
 Liberia2.82019[4]
 Libya18.62019[4]
 Liechtenstein1.52019[46]
 Lithuania9.32020 (May)[13]
 Luxembourg7.72020 (May)[13]
 Macau (People's Republic of China)2.22019[4]
 Madagascar1.82019[4]
 Malawi5.72019[4]
 Malaysia5.02020 (April)[47]
 Maldives6.12019[4]
 Mali7.22019[4]
 Malta4.02020 (April)[13]
 Marshall Islands36.02006[7]
 Mauritania9.52019[4]
 Mauritius6.72019[4]
 Mayotte (France)30.02017[48]
 Mexico3.32020 (March)[49]
 Federated States of Micronesia16.22010[7]
 Moldova4.12020 (Q1)[50]
 Monaco2.02012[7]
 Mongolia6.02019[4]
 Montenegro18.22020 (May)[51]
 Montserrat (United Kingdom)5.62017[7]
 Morocco10.52020 (Q1)[52]
 Mozambique3.22019[4]
 Namibia20.32019[4]
 Nauru23.02011[53]
   Nepal1.42019[4]
 Netherlands3.62020 (May)[13]
 Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands)21.22019 (April)[54]
 New Caledonia (France)12.82019[4]
 New Zealand4.22020 (Q1)[55]
 Nicaragua6.82019[4]
 Niger0.52019[4]
 Nigeria23.12018 (Q3)[56]
 Niue10.72006[57]
 North Korea2.72019[4]
 North Macedonia17.82019 [58]
 Northern Mariana Islands (United States)11.22010[7]
 Norway8.82020 (May)[59]
 Oman2.72019[4]
 Pakistan4.52019[4]
 Palau1.72015[7]
 Palestine25.32019[60]
 Panama3.92019[4]
 Papua New Guinea2.52019[4]
 Paraguay5.72019 (Q4)[61]
 Peru13.12020 (May)[62]
 Philippines17.72020 (Q2)[63]
 Poland3.02019 (May)[13]
 Portugal5.52019 (May)[13]
 Puerto Rico (United States)8.82020 (February)[64]
 Qatar0.12019[4]
 Romania5.22020 (May)[13]
 Russia6.12020 (May)[65]
 Rwanda13.12020 (Q1)[66]
 Saint Helena (United Kingdom)14.01998[7]
 Saint Kitts and Nevis5.12006[67]
 Saint Lucia15.72006[68]
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)8.72015[7]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines18.82008[7]
 Samoa8.42019[4]
 San Marino8.02017[7]
 São Tomé and Príncipe13.42019[4]
 Saudi Arabia5.72019 (Q3)[69]
 Senegal6.62019[4]
 Serbia9.52019 (Q3)[70]
 Sierra Leone4.42019[4]
 Singapore2.42020 (Q1)[71]
 Slovakia6.52020 (May)[13]
 Slovenia4.82020 (May)[13]
Somalia Somalia11.42019[4]
 South Africa30.12020 (Q1)[72]
 South Korea4.52020 (May)[73]
 South Sudan12.22019[4]
 Spain14.52020 (May)[13]
 Sri Lanka4.52019 (Q4)[74]
 Sudan16.52019[4]
 Suriname7.32019[4]
 Sweden8.52020 (May)[13]
  Switzerland4.42020 (March)[13]
 Syria8.42019[4]
 Taiwan4.12020 (May)[75]
 Tajikistan11.02019[4]
 Tanzania2.02019[4]
 Thailand1.02020 (March)[76]
 Togo2.02019[4]
 Tonga1.12019[4]
 Trinidad and Tobago2.72019[4]
 Tunisia15.12020 (Q1)[77]
 Turkey13.22020 (March)[78]
 Turkmenistan3.92019[4]
 Uganda1.82019[4]
 Ukraine [lower-alpha 3]8.62020 (Q1)[79]
 United Arab Emirates2.32019[4]
 United Kingdom3.82020 (March)[13]
 United States11.12020 (June)[80]
 Uruguay9.72020 (April)[81]
 Uzbekistan8.92019 (Q3)[82]
 Vanuatu4.42019[4]
 Venezuela8.8[lower-alpha 4]2019[4]
 Vietnam2.22019 (Q4)[84]
 U.S. Virgin Islands (United States)8.72019[4]
 Wallis and Futuna (France)8.82013[7]
 Yemen12.92019[4]
 Zambia11.42019[4]
 Zimbabwe5.02019[4]

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