List of countries by unemployment rate

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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.

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.

Country / Region Unemployment rate (%) Source / date of information
 Afghanistan 35.1 2008[1]
 Albania 16.9 2013 (Q4)[2][verification needed]
 Algeria 10.2 2013(September)[3]
 American Samoa (United States) 49.9 2011 (March)[4]
 Andorra 2.9 2013
 Anguilla (United Kingdom) 7.8 2013 (July)[5]
 Antigua and Barbuda 11.0 2014[1]
 Argentina 6.9 2014 (Q4)[6]
 Armenia 17.3 2013[7]
 Aruba (Netherlands) 15.7 2013[8]
 Australia 6.0 2015 (May)[9]
 Austria 5.6 2015 (October)[10]
 Azerbaijan 5.4 2014[1]
 Bahrain 4.1 2014[1]
 Bangladesh 5.0 2014[1]
 Barbados 11.5 2013 (Q1)[11]
 Belarus 0.7 2014[12]
 Belgium 8.7 2015 (October)[10]
 Belize 12.9 2014[1]
 Bermuda 9.0 2014[1]
 Bhutan 3.2 2014[1]
 Bolivia 7.3 2014[1]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 43.9 2014[13]
 Botswana 17.8 2009[1]
 Brazil 7.6 2015 (September)[14]
 British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 3.1 2007[15]
 Brunei 2.7 2014[1]
 Bulgaria 9.5 2015 (October)[10]
 Burma 5.1 2014[1]
 Cambodia 1.6 2010[16]
 Cameroon 4.4 (underemployment - 75.8) 30.0[1] (CIA estimate) 2005[17]
 Canada 7.1 2015 (November)[18]
 Cape Verde 13.1 2010 (May)[19]
 Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 4.0 (5.5 - 2010 estimate)[20] 2008[21]
 Central African Republic 8.0 2001[1]
 Chad 22.6 2006[22]
 Chile 6.5 2015 (August)[23]
 China, People's Republic of 4.1 2013 (December)[24]
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 11.3 2006[25]
 Colombia 8.9 2015 (March)[26]
 Comoros 20.0 1996[1]
 Cook Islands 13.1 2005 [1]
 Costa Rica 9.7 2014 (December)[27]
 Croatia 15.8 2015 (October)[10]
 Cuba 2.7 2014[1]
 Cyprus 15.1 2015 (October)[10]
 Czech Republic 4.7 2015 (October)[10]
 Denmark 6.0 2015 (October)[10]
 Djibouti 60.0 2014[1]
 Dominica 23.0 2000[1]
 Dominican Republic 14.4 2010 (April)[28]
 East Timor 20.0 2006
 Ecuador 4.3 2014[1]
 Egypt 8.1 2013 (Q2)[29]
 El Salvador 6.2 2014[1]
 Equatorial Guinea 22.3 2009[1]
 Estonia 6.0 2015 (September)[10]
 European Union 9.1 2015 (November)[10]
 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 3.1 2015 (April)[30]
 Fiji 8.6 2007[31][32]
 Finland 8.2 2015 (November)[10]
 France 10.8 2015 (October)[10]
 French Polynesia (France) 11.7 2007[33]
 Gabon 21.0 2006[1]
 Gaza Strip (Palestinian territories) 41.5 2015 (Q2)[34][35]
 Georgia 13.7 2014[36]
 Germany 4.5 2015 (October)[10]
 Ghana 3.6 2008 (September)[37]
 Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 1.8 2011[38]
 Greece 24.5 2015 (October)[10]
 Greenland (Denmark) 7.8 2009[39]
 Grenada 24.5 2009 (June)[40]
 Guam (United States) 7.4 2014 (March)[41]
 Guatemala 4.1 2011[1]
 Guernsey (United Kingdom) 1.5 2010 (Q2)[42]
 Guyana 9.0 2009 (July)[43]
 Honduras 4.3 2014[1]
 Hong Kong 3.3 2014 (October–December)[44]
 Hungary 6.5 2015 (September)[10]
 Iceland 4.3 2015 (October)[10]
 India 3.6 2014 [45]
 Indonesia 5.7 2014[46]
 Iran 11.212 2014 [47]
 Iraq 16 2012[1]
 Ireland 8.9 2015 (October)[10]
 Isle of Man 1.8 2010 (August)[48]
 Israel 5.4 2015 (November)[49]
 Italy 11.3 2015 (November)[10]
 Jamaica 14.2 2014[1]
 Japan 3.6 2014[1]
 Jersey (United Kingdom) 2.7 2009 (July)[50]
 Jordan 11.9 2010 (Q4)[51]
 Kazakhstan 6.1 2010 (May)[52]
 Kenya 42.0 2009[53]
 Kiribati 38.2 2006[54]
 Kosovo 30.9 2013[1]
 Kuwait 3.0 2014[1]
 Kyrgyzstan 8.0 2013[1]
 Laos 1.4 2013[1]
 Latvia 9.9 2015 (October)[10]
 Lebanon 10.0 2009 (July)[55]
 Lesotho 42.7 2008[56]
 Libya 13.0 2005 (May)[57]
 Liechtenstein 2.3 2012[1]
 Lithuania 8.9 2015 (October)[10]
 Luxembourg 5.8 2015 (October)[10]
 Macau (China) 1.9 2013[1]
 Macedonia 25.5 2015 (Q3)[58]
 Malaysia 3.1 2015 (October)[59]
 Mali 8.2 2013[1]
 Malta 5.1 2015 (October)[10]
 Marshall Islands 36.0 2006[1]
 Mauritania 31.0 2013[1]
 Mauritius 7.9 2012 (Q13)[60]
 Mayotte (France) 25.4 2005[1]
 Mexico 4.9 2013 (September) [61]
 Federated States of Micronesia 22 2000[62]
 Moldova 9.1 2010 (Q1)[63]
 Monaco 2.0 2012[1]
 Mongolia 7.7 2014[1]
 Montenegro 15.0 2013 (December 30th) [64]
 Montserrat (United Kingdom) 6.0 1998[1]
 Morocco 5.5 2010 (Q1)[65][66]
 Mozambique 60.0 2009
 Namibia 28.1 2014[1]
 Nauru 23 2011[67]
   Nepal 46.0 2008[1]
 Netherlands 6.9 2015 (October)[10]
 Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 10.0 2008[68]
 New Caledonia (France) 17.1 2004[1]
 New Zealand 5.3 2015 (December quarter)[69]
 Nicaragua 6.0 2014[1]
 Nigeria 6.4 2015 (May)[70][71]
 North Korea 25.6 2013[1]
 Northern Mariana Islands (United States) 11.2 2010[1]
 Norway 4.6 2015 (September)[10]
 Niue 10.7 2006[72]
 Pakistan 6.8 2014[1]
 Palau 4.2 2005[1]
 Panama 5.6 2011[73]
 Papua New Guinea 1.9 2008[1]
 Paraguay 7.3 2014[1]
 Peru 6.1 2015 (August)[74]
 Philippines 6.0 2014 (December)[75]
 Poland 7.0 2015 (October)[10]
 Portugal 12.4 2015 (October)[10]
 Puerto Rico (United States) 13.7 2014 (December)[76]
 Qatar 0.4 2014[1]
 Romania 6.8 2015 (October)[10]
 Russia 5.5 2015 (February)
 Saint Helena (United Kingdom) 14.0 1998[1]
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5.1 2006[77]
 Saint Lucia 15.7 2006[78]
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 9.9 2008[1]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.0 2009 (June)[40]
 San Marino 8.7 2014[1]
 Saudi Arabia 5.6 2014[79]
 Senegal 48.0 (30.0 among adults aged 24 and under[80]) 2007[1]
 Serbia 16.8 2014 (Q3)[81]
 Singapore 1.9 2014 (Q4)
 Slovakia 10.7 2015 (October)[10]
 Slovenia 9.1 2015 (October)[10]
 South Africa 24.3 2014 (Q3)[82]
 South Korea 2.7 2013 (November)[83]
 Spain 21.6 2015 (October)[10]
 Sri Lanka 4.2 2012 (Q1)[84]
 Sudan 13.6 2014[1]
 Suriname 8.9 2014[1]
 Swaziland 40.6 2007[85]
 Sweden 7.2 2015 (October)[10]
  Switzerland 3.5 2015 (January)[86]
 Syria 40.0 2014[1]
 Taiwan 3.62 2015 (May)[87]
 Tajikistan 2.4 2015 (March)[88]
 Thailand 0.9 2014 (May)[89]
 The Bahamas 15.0 2014[1]
 Tonga 1.1 2006[90]
 Trinidad and Tobago 3.7 2013 (Q1)[91]
 Tunisia 15.2 2014[92]
 Turkey 9.3 2015 [93]
 Turkmenistan 3.5 2013 (November)[94]
 Turks and Caicos Islands 5.4 2007[95]
 Ukraine 9.4 2015 (Q3)[29]
 United Arab Emirates 4.3 2010[96]
 United Kingdom 5.1 2016 (January)[97]
 United States 5.0 2015 (November)[98]
 Uruguay 7.4 2015 (January)[99]
 Uzbekistan 8.0 2008 (December)[100]
 Vanuatu 4.6 2009 [101]
 Venezuela 6.7 2014 (July)[102]
 Vietnam 3.4 2014[1]
 U.S. Virgin Islands (United States) 12.3 2014 (December)[103]
 Wallis and Futuna (France) 12.2 2008[104]
 West Bank (Palestinian territories) 15.4 2015 (Q2)[34][35]
 Yemen 35.0 2009 (June)[105]
 Zambia 15.0 2008 [1]
 Zimbabwe 11.3 2015 [1]

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