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Map of world unemployment rates

This is a list of countries by unemployment rate. Unless indicated otherwise, statistics are based on The World Factbook.[1] Several non-sovereign entities are also included in this list.

Countries by unemployment rate

Country / Region Unemployment rate (%) Source / date of information
Afghanistan Afghanistan 40.00 2008 est.
Albania Albania 12.50 2008 est.
Algeria Algeria 12.90 2008 est.
American Samoa American Samoa (United States) 29.80 2005
Andorra Andorra 00.00 2009 (June)[2]
Anguilla Anguilla (United Kingdom) 08.00 2002
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 11.00 2001
Argentina Argentina 08.8 2009 (April-June)[3]
Armenia Armenia 07.10 2009[4]
Aruba Aruba (Netherlands) 06.90 2005
Australia Australia 05.50 2009 (December)[5]
Austria Austria 04.8 2009 (September)[6]
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 00.8 2008
Bahrain Bahrain 03.5 2009 (March)[7]
Bangladesh Bangladesh 02.50 2008
Barbados Barbados 08.0 2009 (July)[8]
Belarus Belarus 1.6 2005
Belgium Belgium 07.9 2009 (September)[6]
Belize Belize 08.50 2007
Bermuda Bermuda 02.10 2004
Bhutan Bhutan 02.50 2004
Bolivia Bolivia 07.50 2008 (December)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 20.00 2007 [6]
Botswana Botswana 07.50 2007
Brazil Brazil 06.80 2009 (December)[9]
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 03.60 1997
Brunei Brunei 04.00 2006
Bulgaria Bulgaria 07.60 2009 (September)[6]
Burma Burma 09.40 2008
Cambodia Cambodia 03.5 2007
Cameroon Cameroon 30.00 2001
Canada Canada 8.3 2010 (January)[10]
Cape Verde Cape Verde 21.00 2000
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 05.50 2010
Central African Republic Central African Republic 08.00 2001
Chile Chile 09.10 2009 (Nov)[11]
People's Republic of China China, People's Republic of 4[12] Jan 2009 est.
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 60.00 2000
Colombia Colombia 13.5 2009 (April)
Comoros Comoros 20.00 1996
Cook Islands Cook Islands (New Zealand) 13.10 2005
Costa Rica Costa Rica 05.60 2008
Croatia Croatia 09.60 2009 (September)[6]
Cuba Cuba 01.80 2008
Cyprus Cyprus 05.9 2009 (September)[6]
Czech Republic Czech Republic 07.0 2009 (September)[6]
Denmark Denmark 04.20 2010 (March)[13]
Djibouti Djibouti 59.00 2007
Dominica Dominica 23.00 2000
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 15.40 2008
East Timor East Timor 20.00 2006
Ecuador Ecuador 08.3 2009 (July)[14]
Egypt Egypt 08.70 2008
El Salvador El Salvador 06.40 2008
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 30.00 1998
Estonia Estonia 13.3 2009 (June)[6]
European Union European Union 09.3 2009 (October)[15]
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (Denmark) 5.30 2010 [16]
Fiji Fiji 07.60 1999
Finland Finland 08.5 2009 (November)[17]
France France 10.0 2009 (December)[6]
French Polynesia French Polynesia (France) 11.70 2005
Gabon Gabon 21.00 2006
Gaza Strip Gaza Strip 44.00 2009 (April)[18]
Georgia (country) Georgia 13.60 2006 est.
Germany Germany 07.6 2009 (November)[19]
Ghana Ghana 11.00 2000
Gibraltar Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 03.00 2005
Greece Greece 09.2 2009 (June)[6]
Greenland Greenland (Denmark) 09.30 2005
Grenada Grenada 24.50 2009 (June)[20]
Guam Guam (United States) 08.30 2007
Guatemala Guatemala 03.20 2005
Guernsey Guernsey (United Kingdom) 00.90 2006 March
Guyana Guyana 09.0 2009 (July)[8]
Honduras Honduras 27.80 2007
Hong Kong Hong Kong (China) 05.3 2009 (June)[21]
Hungary Hungary 09.7 2009 (September)[6]
Iceland Iceland 07.7 2009 (August)
India India 9.50 2009
Indonesia Indonesia 08.25 2009 (July)[22]
Iran Iran 12.50 2009 (May)[23]
Iraq Iraq 18.00%; 28% among youth; 83% among women 2009 (February)[24]
Republic of Ireland Ireland 13.80 2010 (March)[6]
Isle of Man Isle of Man 02.50 2009 (July)[25]
Israel Israel 07.6 2009 (March)
Italy Italy 07.4 2009 (July)[26]
Jamaica Jamaica 12.70 2008[27]
Japan Japan 05.5 2009 (August)[6]
Jersey Jersey (United Kingdom) 02.20 2006
Jordan Jordan 13.00 2009[28]
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 07.4 2009 (May)[29]
Kenya Kenya 40.00 2009[30]
Kiribati Kiribati 02.00 1992
Kuwait Kuwait 02.20 2004
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 18.00 2004
Laos Laos 02.40 2005
Latvia Latvia 19.7 2009 (September)[6]
Lebanon Lebanon 10.00 2009 (July)[31]
Lesotho Lesotho 45.00 2002
Liberia Liberia 85.00;[32] 88% among young Liberians[33] 2009 (July)
Libya Libya 13.00 2005 (May)[34]
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 01.50 2007 (December)
Lithuania Lithuania 13.8 2009 (June)[6]
Luxembourg Luxembourg 06.6 2009 (September)[6]
Macau Macau (China) 03.5 2009 (May)[35]
Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia 33.8 [7]/ 2008
Malaysia Malaysia 03.5 2009 (July)[36]
Mali Mali 30.00 2004
Malta Malta 07.20 2009 (September)[6]
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 30.90 2000
Mauritania Mauritania 20.00 2004
Mauritius Mauritius 08.00 2008
Mayotte Mayotte (France) 25.40 2005
Mexico Mexico 05.2 2009 (July)[37]
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia 22.00 2000
Moldova Moldova 02.10 2007
Monaco Monaco 00.00 2005
Mongolia Mongolia 02.80 2007
Montenegro Montenegro 14.70 2007
Montserrat Montserrat (United Kingdom) 06.00 1998
Morocco Morocco 10.2 2009[38]
Mozambique Mozambique 60.00 2009
Namibia Namibia 05.00 2008 (December)
Nauru Nauru 90.00 2004
Nepal Nepal 42.00 2004
Netherlands Netherlands 03.6 2009 (September)[6]
Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 17.00 2002
New Caledonia New Caledonia (France) 17.10 2004
New Zealand New Zealand 07.3 2009 (December)[39]
Nicaragua Nicaragua 03.90 2008
Niue Niue (New Zealand) 04.00 2008
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands (United States) 03.90 2001
Norway Norway 03.3 2009 (december)[40]
Oman Oman 05.00 2008 (May)[41]
Pakistan Pakistan 15.2 2009)
Palau Palau 04.20 2005
Panama Panama 06.30 2008
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 01.90 2004
Paraguay Paraguay 05.40 2008
Peru Peru 08.8 2009 (April)
Philippines Philippines 07.5 2009 (April)
Poland Poland 08.2 2009 (September)[6]
Portugal Portugal 09.2 2009 (September)[6]
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (United States) 16.50 Aug. 2009[42]
Qatar Qatar 00.60 2008
Romania Romania 06.4 2009 (June)[6]
Russia Russia 09.9 2009 (May)[43]
Saint Helena Saint Helena (United Kingdom) 14.00 1998[citation needed]
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 04.50 1997[citation needed]
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 20.00 2003[citation needed]
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 10.30 1999
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.00 2009 (June)[20]
San Marino San Marino 02.80 2004[citation needed]
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 15.00 2009 (June)[44]
Senegal Senegal 48.00;[citation needed] 30% among adults aged 24 and under[33] 2007
Serbia Serbia 18.80 2007[45]
Singapore Singapore 03.3 2009 (June)[46]
Slovakia Slovakia 12.00 2009 (September)[6]
Slovenia Slovenia 05.9 2009 (September)[6]
South Africa South Africa 23.5 2009 (April)[47]
South Korea South Korea 03.9 2009 (June)[48]
Spain Spain 19.3 2009 (October)[6]
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 05.20;[49] 18.3% among youth[50] 2009 (June)
Sudan Sudan 18.70 2002
Suriname Suriname 09.50 2004
Swaziland Swaziland 40.00 2009 (June)[51]
Sweden Sweden 08.0 2009 (November)[52]
Switzerland Switzerland 03.6 2009 (June)[53]
Syria Syria 09.00 2008
Republic of China Taiwan (Republic of China) 05.82 2009 (May)[54]
Tajikistan Tajikistan 60.00%; 80-90% among youth 2008 (August)[55]
Thailand Thailand 02.1 2009 (April)[56]
The Bahamas The Bahamas 07.60 2006
Tonga Tonga 13.00 2003/2004
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 03.90 2008[20]
Tunisia Tunisia 14.00 2008
Turkey Turkey 13.00 2009 (October)[57]
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 70.00 2008 (November)[58]
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 10.00 1997 est.
Ukraine Ukraine 02.2 2009 (July)[59]
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 12.7 2008[60]
United Kingdom United Kingdom 7.80 2009 (September)[61]
United States United States 09.7 2010 (January)[62]
Uruguay Uruguay 07.38 2009 (January)[63]
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 08.00 2008 (December)[64]
Vanuatu Vanuatu 01.70 1999[citation needed]
Venezuela Venezuela 06.6 2009 (December)[65]
Vietnam Vietnam 04.20 2007[citation needed]
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (United States) 06.80 2008 (March)
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna (France) 15.20 2003
West Bank West Bank 16.30 2008 (June)[citation needed]
Yemen Yemen 35.00 2009 (June)[66]
Zambia Zambia 50.00 2000
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 90.00 2009 (June)[67]

References

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  2. ^ Andorra employs 100% of its population as well as citizens of neighboring countries English Angle: Five Things You Didn't Know About Andorra Goal
  3. ^ "Rate of unemployment in Argentina" (in Spanish). National Statistics and Censuses Institute. http://www.indec.mecon.ar/. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  4. ^ CIA factbook The Armenian Weekly
  5. ^ [http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyCatalogue/46DFE12FCDB783D9CA256B740082AA6C?Opendocument Australia's unemployment rate at 5.5 per cent in December 2009: ABS
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  7. ^ Thousands to protest over job losses Maktoob employment business
  8. ^ a b Rupturing an old friend Stabroek News
  9. ^ Brazil's December Unemployment Rate 6.8% Vs 7.4% In Nov The Wall Street Journal
  10. ^ Latest release from the Labour Force Survey. Statistics Canada. Accessed 2010-02-05.
  11. ^ Chile Unemployment Falls To 9.1% Sept-Nov Vs 9.7% In Aug-Oct The Wall Street Journal
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  14. ^ Ecuador's 2Q Jobless Rate 8.3%; Underemployment 51.6% The Wall Street Journal
  15. ^ Harmonised unemployment rate by gender Totals Eurostat
  16. ^ [3] Statistics Faroe Islands
  17. ^ Työttömyysaste nousi 8,5 prosenttiin
  18. ^ Gaza civilians mired in poverty after war - ICRC Reuters
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  20. ^ a b c pm: T&T reaching out Trinidad and Tobago Express
  21. ^ UPDATE: HK Jobless Rate Unchanged At 5.3% But Rise Expected The Wall Street Journal
  22. ^ Economy dominates Indonesian election BBC News
  23. ^ Rival Criticizes Ahmadinejad's Holocaust Denial NewsMax
  24. ^ IRAQ: Growing unemployment threatens stability, UN says Global Security
  25. ^ Isle of Man retains its position in offshore elite The Daily Telegraph
  26. ^ Unemployment skyrockets throughout Europe World Socialist Web Site
  27. ^ BOJ SHOULD REDUCE INTEREST RATES NOW Jamaica Observer
  28. ^ Jordan unemployment rate at 13.2% in Q2 Middle East North Africa Financial Network
  29. ^ Unemployment rate in Kazakhstan in May - 7.4 % Gazeta KZ
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  31. ^ Major reforms needed to reduce Lebanon’s unemployment The Daily Star
  32. ^ Liberians get by selling coconuts, saving dollar by dollar World Focus
  33. ^ a b Multinational Companies Tackle Youth Unemployment in West Africa VOA News
  34. ^ Libya grapples with unemployment BBC News
  35. ^ Macao's unemployment rate down to 3.5% Xinhua
  36. ^ The jobs are out there The Star
  37. ^ Mexico unemployment dips, but prospects still grim Reuters
  38. ^ Morocco sees economy growing 5.3 pct in 2009 Reuters
  39. ^ Unemployment hits 10 year high New Zealand Herald
  40. ^ [4]
  41. ^ Oman unemployment drops 75% on economic boom Arabian Business
  42. ^ http://www.nola.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/business-32/1251071434160260.xml&storylist=business
  43. ^ Russia reports first fall in unemployment since last September Xinhua
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  45. ^ Serbian ministry of finance
  46. ^ Singapore unemployment rate to a 3-year high of 3.3% Nanyang 100
  47. ^ [5] Statistics South Africa
  48. ^ Jobless Rate Hit 3-Month High in June The Korea Times
  49. ^ Sri Lanka Defeats Tigers and Lures Tourists Travel Video News
  50. ^ [http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090712/FinancialTimes/ft322.html Financial Times Sri Lanka must counter old age impacts on labour force, says ILO economist] The Sunday Times
  51. ^ ABC Bashes U.S. Maternity Leave Policies: Again Links Them to Swaziland, Liberia News Busters
  52. ^ Arbetskraftsundersökningar
  53. ^ Swiss unemployment hits highest level in over 3 yrs Forbes magazine
  54. ^ UPDATE: Taiwan's Unemployment Rate Hits Record 5.82% In May The Wall Street Journal
  55. ^ PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 28 Georgetown University Eurasian Strategy Project
  56. ^ Government policies fail the poor Bangkok Post
  57. ^ "Turkey’s unemployment rate falls to 13 percent in October". Today's Zaman. 16 January 2010. http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/news-198711-105-turkeys-unemployment-rate-falls-to-13-percent-in-october.html. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  58. ^ Background Note: Turkmenistan U.S. Department of State
  59. ^ Unemployment down in July Kyiv Post
  60. ^ UAE jobless rate to rise slightly in 2009 Emirates Business 24/7
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  62. ^ Employment Situation Summary United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
  63. ^ Uruguay Considering Reduction Of Working Hours To Alleviate Crisis Merco Press
  64. ^ Background Note: Uzbekistan U.S. Department of State
  65. ^ http://www.ine.gov.ve/textospromocionales/fzatrabajodiciembre09.htm
  66. ^ Microcredit and microfinance the solution to Yemen's employment problem Zawya
  67. ^ UPDATE 2-Zimbabwe secures $950 mln credit from China Reuters

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