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:

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1Yemen29,161,922527,968 km²203,796 mi²0.36%2.33%AsiaWestern Asia
2Venezuela28,515,829916,445 km²353,748 mi²0.62%-1.29%AmericasSouth America
3Namibia2,494,530825,615 km²318,687 mi²0.56%1.89%AfricaSouthern Africa
4Kiribati117,606811 km²313 mi²< 0.1%1.52%OceaniaMicronesia
5Marshall Islands58,791181 km²70 mi²< 0.1%0.65%OceaniaMicronesia