Unemployment rate (%) by country - 2016

Unemployment rate (%) by country Updated 10-01-2016

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Unemployment (%)

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- Unemployment (%)

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The map shows the indicator: Unemployment (%). The data are for the different sovereign countries of the world.

Data source: IMF. The data correspond to the last date of registration provided by the source.

Color of the map for the indicator: Unemployment (%).

Color of the countries with the lowest data: light red.

Color of the countries with the highest data: dark red.

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You will eventually find a ranking of the best and lowest records for sovereign countries. You can download the data per country in CSV format or view it below the article.

Definition (source Wikipedia):

Unemployment occurs when people are without work and actively seeking work. The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment and it is calculated as a percentage by dividing the number of unemployed individuals by all individuals currently in the labor force.

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Ranking of statistics – Unemployment (%)

The 5 highest records for sovereign countries (1 per country) since 1980 :

1 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Unemployment (%) was 70.00 % in 1995
2 - Armenia - Unemployment (%) was 38.40 % in 2001
3 - Macedonia - Unemployment (%) was 37.25 % in 2005
4 - Algeria - Unemployment (%) was 29.50 % in 2000
5 - South Africa - Unemployment (%) was 27.80 % in 2002

The 5 lowest records for sovereign countries (1 per country) since 1980 :

1 - Bulgaria - Unemployment (%) was 0.03 % in 1989
2 - Hungary - Unemployment (%) was 0.04 % in 1985
3 - Belarus - Unemployment (%) was 0.10 % in 1991
4 - Switzerland - Unemployment (%) was 0.19 % in 1981
5 - Iceland - Unemployment (%) was 0.31 % in 1980

Data table - Unemployment (%)

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Ranking Country Data Date of information
1 Flag - Macedonia Macedonia 27.26 2015
2 Flag - Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 27.00 2015
3 Flag - Greece Greece 26.79 2015
4 Flag - South Africa South Africa 25.82 2015
5 Flag - Spain Spain 21.84 2015
6 Flag - Serbia Serbia 20.59 2015
7 Flag - Armenia Armenia 17.90 2015
8 Flag - Albania Albania 17.25 2015
9 Flag - Croatia Croatia 16.59 2015
10 Flag - Cyprus Cyprus 15.99 2015
11 Flag - Jamaica Jamaica 15.28 2015
12 Flag - Tunisia Tunisia 15.00 2015
13 Flag - Georgia Georgia 14.56 2013
14 Flag - Venezuela Venezuela 14.02 2015
15 Flag - Sudan Sudan 13.30 2015
16 Flag - São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe 13.03 2015
17 Flag - Bahamas Bahamas 13.00 2015
18 Flag - Egypt Egypt 12.88 2015
19 Flag - Jordan Jordan 12.60 2013
20 Flag - Portugal Portugal 12.27 2015
21 Flag - Barbados Barbados 12.27 2015
22 Flag - Italy Italy 12.17 2015
23 Flag - Slovakia Slovakia 11.86 2015
24 Flag - Iran Iran 11.67 2015
25 Flag - Algeria Algeria 11.58 2015
26 Flag - Ukraine Ukraine 11.47 2015
27 Flag - Belize Belize 11.32 2015
28 Flag - Turkey Turkey 10.76 2015
29 Flag - Lithuania Lithuania 10.60 2015
30 Flag - Latvia Latvia 10.44 2015
31 Flag - Bulgaria Bulgaria 10.34 2015
32 Flag - France France 10.18 2015
33 Flag - Cape Verde Cape Verde 10.00 2015
34 Flag - Morocco Morocco 9.78 2015
35 Flag - Ireland Ireland 9.58 2015
36 Flag - Finland Finland 9.49 2015
37 Flag - Colombia Colombia 8.99 2015
38 Flag - Suriname Suriname 8.93 2015
39 Flag - Fiji Fiji 8.75 2015
40 Flag - Slovenia Slovenia 8.66 2015
41 Flag - Syria Syria 8.61 2010
42 Flag - Belgium Belgium 8.52 2015
43 Flag - San Marino San Marino 8.44 2015
44 Flag - Costa Rica Costa Rica 8.31 2015
45 Flag - Nigeria Nigeria 8.20 2015
46 Flag - Mongolia Mongolia 8.01 2015
47 Flag - Mauritius Mauritius 7.82 2015
48 Flag - Sweden Sweden 7.73 2015
49 Flag - Poland Poland 7.48 2015
50 Flag - Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 7.47 2015
51 Flag - Hungary Hungary 7.31 2015
52 Flag - Netherlands Netherlands 7.20 2015
53 Flag - Moldova Moldova 7.00 2015
54 Flag - Argentina Argentina 6.91 2015
55 Flag - Romania Romania 6.90 2015
56 Flag - Luxembourg Luxembourg 6.89 2015
57 Flag - Nicaragua Nicaragua 6.79 2015
58 Flag - Canada Canada 6.79 2015
59 Flag - Estonia Estonia 6.76 2015
60 Flag - Brazil Brazil 6.60 2015
61 Flag - Uruguay Uruguay 6.59 2015
62 Flag - Chile Chile 6.56 2015
63 Flag - Pakistan Pakistan 6.51 2015
64 Flag - Philippines Philippines 6.30 2015
65 Flag - Australia Australia 6.27 2015
66 Flag - Denmark Denmark 6.20 2015
67 Flag - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 6.05 2015
68 Flag - Peru Peru 6.00 2015
69 Flag - Russia Russia 5.96 2015
70 Flag - New Zealand New Zealand 5.85 2015
71 Flag - Austria Austria 5.80 2015
72 Flag - Indonesia Indonesia 5.80 2015
73 Flag - Malta Malta 5.70 2015
74 Flag - Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 5.65 2015
75 Flag - United Kingdom United Kingdom 5.60 2015
76 Flag - Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 5.55 2014
77 Flag - Paraguay Paraguay 5.50 2015
78 Flag - El Salvador El Salvador 5.39 2015
79 Flag - Israel Israel 5.30 2015
80 Flag - United States United States 5.29 2015
81 Flag - Czech Republic Czech Republic 5.22 2015
82 Flag - Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5.04 2015
83 Flag - Germany Germany 4.72 2015
84 Flag - Ecuador Ecuador 4.65 2015
85 Flag - Panama Panama 4.50 2015
86 Flag - Honduras Honduras 4.50 2015
87 Flag - Iceland Iceland 4.30 2015
88 Flag - Mexico Mexico 4.25 2015
89 Flag - Norway Norway 4.20 2015
90 Flag - Bahrain Bahrain 4.18 2015
91 Flag - China China 4.09 2015
92 Flag - Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 4.00 2015
93 Flag - Bolivia Bolivia 4.00 2015
94 Flag - Myanmar Myanmar 4.00 2015
95 Flag - Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 4.00 2015
96 Flag - Taiwan Taiwan 3.96 2015
97 Flag - South Korea South Korea 3.70 2015
98 Flag - Japan Japan 3.51 2015
99 Flag - Switzerland Switzerland 3.38 2015
100 Flag - Bhutan Bhutan 3.20 2015
101 Flag - Malaysia Malaysia 3.00 2015
102 Flag - Brunei Brunei 2.70 2015
103 Flag - Seychelles Seychelles 2.68 2015
104 Flag - Tajikistan Tajikistan 2.49 2011
105 Flag - Vietnam Vietnam 2.45 2015
106 Flag - Kuwait Kuwait 2.07 2015
107 Flag - Singapore Singapore 2.00 2015
108 Flag - Thailand Thailand 0.80 2015
109 Flag - Belarus Belarus 0.52 2015