Unemployment By Country 2019

The unemployment rate refers to the percentage of people who do not work. Countries around the world measure unemployment in different ways. Some, for example, consider college students to be employed. Others may also include disabled people or those who are permanently unemployable in their calculations. There are also differences in other areas, such as age limits.

The International Labour Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have come up with a solution. ILO unemployment rates refer to any person that is not working but is willing and able to work, available for work, and actively seeking work. The OECD has calculated the unemployment rate based on the percentage of the labor force.

Based on most current data from every nation, Syria has the highest unemployment rate at 50%. Senegal also has a high unemployment rate of 48%. This number is 30% when looking at adults under the age of 24. Djibouti has an unemployment rate of 40%.

Nations that have unemployment rates that are less than 40% but equal to or greater than 30% include:

Nations with unemployment rates below 30% but equal to or greater than 20% are:

The countries with unemployment rates less than 20% but higher than or equal to 10% are:

Countries with unemployment rates less than 10% but higher than or equal to 5% are:

Nations with unemployment rates below 5% but equal to or higher than 3% include:

The countries that have an unemployment rate of less than 3% but equal to or higher than 1% are:

There are just two nations with unemployment rates of less than 1%. Those nations are:

Country Unemployment Rate Population 2019
Burkina Faso77.00%20,321,378
Syria50.00%17,070,135
Senegal48.00%16,296,364
Haiti40.60%11,263,077
Kenya40.00%52,573,973
Djibouti40.00%973,560
Marshall Islands36.00%58,791
Namibia34.00%2,494,530
Kiribati30.60%117,606
Libya30.00%6,777,452
American Samoa29.80%55,312
Lesotho28.10%2,125,268
Swaziland28.00%1,148,130
Gabon28.00%2,172,579
South Africa27.60%58,558,270
Yemen27.00%29,161,922
Venezuela26.40%28,515,829
Mozambique24.50%30,366,036
Grenada24.00%112,003
Afghanistan23.90%38,041,754
Nauru23.00%10,756
Dominica23.00%71,808
Greece22.30%10,473,455
French Polynesia21.80%279,287
Bosnia And Herzegovina20.50%3,301,000
Malawi20.40%18,628,747
Botswana20.00%2,303,697
Saint Lucia20.00%182,790
Sudan19.60%42,813,238
Armenia18.90%2,957,731
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines18.80%110,589
Jordan18.50%10,101,694
Ethiopia17.50%112,078,730
Spain17.10%46,736,776
Montenegro16.10%627,987
Serbia16.00%8,772,235
Iraq16.00%39,309,783
Tunisia15.90%11,694,719
Zambia15.00%17,861,030
New Caledonia14.70%282,750
Albania14.00%2,880,917
Nigeria13.40%200,963,599
Cook Islands13.10%17,548
Iran12.40%82,913,906
Croatia12.40%4,130,304
Sao Tome And Principe12.20%215,056
Niue12.00%1,615
Sint Maarten12.00%42,388
Egypt11.90%100,388,073
Ghana11.90%30,417,856
Brazil11.80%211,049,527
Cyprus11.80%1,198,575
Mauritania11.70%4,525,696
Algeria11.70%43,053,054
Puerto Rico11.50%2,933,408
Georgia11.50%3,996,765
Zimbabwe11.30%14,645,468
Turkey11.20%83,429,615
Northern Mariana Islands11.20%57,216
Italy11.10%60,550,075
Guyana11.10%782,766
Turkmenistan11.00%5,942,089
Antigua And Barbuda11.00%97,118
Barbados10.50%287,025
Colombia10.50%50,339,443
Jamaica10.40%2,948,279
Tanzania10.30%58,005,463
Belize10.10%390,353
Turks And Caicos Islands10.00%38,191
Morocco10.00%36,471,769
Portugal9.70%10,226,187
Ukraine9.50%43,993,638
France9.50%65,129,728
Uganda9.40%44,269,594
Suriname9.10%581,372
Sierra Leone9.10%7,813,215
Greenland9.10%56,672
Latvia9.00%1,906,743
Wallis And Futuna8.80%11,432
India8.80%1,366,417,754
Saint Pierre And Miquelon8.70%5,822
Finland8.60%5,532,156
Eritrea8.60%3,497,117
Equatorial Guinea8.60%1,355,986
Slovakia8.10%5,457,013
Mali8.10%19,658,031
Argentina8.10%44,780,677
Costa Rica8.10%5,047,561
San Marino8.00%33,860
Anguilla8.00%14,869
Kyrgyzstan7.40%6,415,850
Uruguay7.30%3,461,734
Belgium7.30%11,539,328
Mongolia7.30%3,225,167
Bermuda7.00%62,506
Lithuania7.00%2,759,627
El Salvador7.00%6,453,553
Chile7.00%18,952,038
Brunei6.90%433,285
Togo6.90%8,082,366
Aruba6.90%106,314
Mauritius6.90%1,269,668
Central African Republic6.90%4,745,185
Peru6.70%32,510,453
Sweden6.60%10,036,379
Slovenia6.60%2,078,654
Angola6.60%31,825,295
Paraguay6.50%7,044,636
Nicaragua6.50%6,545,502
Comoros6.50%850,886
Canada6.50%37,411,047
Ireland6.40%4,882,495
Bulgaria6.20%7,000,119
Luxembourg6.10%615,729
Pakistan6.00%216,565,318
Azerbaijan6.00%10,047,718
Honduras5.90%9,746,117
Estonia5.90%1,325,648
Saudi Arabia5.80%34,268,528
Denmark5.80%5,771,876
Philippines5.70%108,116,615
Montserrat5.60%4,989
Indonesia5.60%270,625,568
Australia5.60%25,203,198
Russia5.50%145,872,256
Panama5.50%4,246,439
Austria5.50%8,955,102
Fiji5.50%889,953
Dominican Republic5.50%10,738,958
Romania5.30%19,364,557
Kazakhstan5.00%18,551,427
Uzbekistan4.90%32,981,716
New Zealand4.90%4,783,063
Poland4.80%37,887,768
Netherlands4.80%17,097,130
Ecuador4.60%17,373,662
Trinidad And Tobago4.50%1,394,973
Saint Kitts And Nevis4.50%52,823
Guam4.50%167,294
Sri Lanka4.50%21,323,733
United States4.40%329,064,917
United Kingdom4.40%67,530,172
Malta4.40%440,372
Hungary4.40%9,684,679
Israel4.30%8,519,377
Cameroon4.30%25,876,380
Seychelles4.10%97,739
Moldova4.10%4,043,263
Bolivia4.00%11,513,100
Norway4.00%5,378,857
Bangladesh4.00%163,046,161
Cayman Islands4.00%64,948
China3.90%1,433,783,686
Bahrain3.80%1,641,172
Germany3.80%83,517,045
Taiwan3.80%23,773,876
Andorra3.70%77,142
Mexico3.60%127,575,529
Malaysia3.40%31,949,777
Bhutan3.20%763,092
Hong Kong3.10%7,436,154
Switzerland3.00%8,591,365
Nepal3.00%28,608,710
British Virgin Islands2.90%30,030
Maldives2.90%530,953
Japan2.90%126,860,301
Liberia2.80%4,937,374
Iceland2.80%339,031
Guinea2.80%12,771,246
Rwanda2.70%12,626,950
Niger2.60%23,310,715
Papua New Guinea2.50%8,776,109
Tajikistan2.40%9,321,018
Liechtenstein2.40%38,019
Guatemala2.30%17,581,472
Vietnam2.20%96,462,106
Singapore2.20%5,804,337
Faroe Islands2.20%48,678
Cuba2.20%11,333,483
Madagascar2.10%26,969,307
Kuwait2.10%4,207,083
Monaco2.00%38,964
Macau2.00%640,445
Palau1.70%18,008
Vanuatu1.70%299,882
United Arab Emirates1.60%9,770,529
Laos1.50%7,169,455
Isle Of Man1.10%84,584
Tonga1.10%104,494
Gibraltar1.00%33,701
Benin1.00%11,801,151
Belarus1.00%9,452,411
Thailand0.70%69,625,582
Qatar0.60%2,832,067
Cambodia0.30%16,486,542