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%.

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