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List of countries by unemployment rate

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 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]
 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 2001[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 5.7 2015 (September)[10]
 Azerbaijan 5.7 2012[1]
 Bahrain 5.0 2005[1]
 Bangladesh 4.5 2012[1]
 Barbados 11.5 2013 (Q1)[11]
 Belarus 0.5 2013[12]
 Belgium 8.7 2015 (September)[10]
 Belize 11.3 2012 [1]
 Bermuda 8.0 2012 [1]
 Bhutan 2.1 2013 [1]
 Bolivia 7.5 2012 [1]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 44.3 2013 [13]
 Botswana 17.8 2009[1]
 Brazil 7.6 2015 (september)[14]
 British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 3.1 2007[15]
 Brunei 2.6 2011[1]
 Bulgaria 9.4 2015 (September)[10]
 Burma 5.4 2012[1]
 Cambodia 1.6 2010[16]
 Cameroon 4.4 (underemployment - 75.8) 30.0[1] (CIA estimate) 2005[17]
 Canada 6.5 2014 (October)[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 15.4 2015 (September)[10]
 Cuba 4.3 2013[1]
 Cyprus 15.1 2015 (September)[10]
 Czech Republic 4.8 2015 (September)[10]
 Denmark 6.2 2015 (September)[10]
 Djibouti 59.0 2007[1]
 Dominica 23.0 2000[1]
 Dominican Republic 14.4 2010 (April)[28]
 East Timor 20.0 2006
 Ecuador 4.2 2013[1]
 Egypt 8.1 2013 (Q2)[29]
 El Salvador 6.1 2012[1]
 Equatorial Guinea 22.3 2009[1]
 Estonia 5.7 2015 (August)[10]
 European Union 9.3 2015 (September)[10]
 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 3.1 2015 (April)[30]
 Fiji 8.6 2007[31][32]
 Finland 9.5 2015 (September)[10]
 France 10.7 2015 (September)[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 (September)[10]
 Ghana 3.6 2008 (September)[37]
 Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 1.8 2011[38]
 Greece 25.0 2015 (July)[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 4.4 2012[1]
 Hong Kong 3.3 2014 (October–December)[44]
 Hungary 6.5 2015 (August)[10]
 Iceland 4.3 2015 (September)[10]
 India 3.6 2014 [45]
 Indonesia 5.7 2014[46]
 Iran 11.212 2014 [47]
 Iraq 16 2014 [1]
 Ireland 9.4 2015 (September)[10]
 Isle of Man 1.8 2010 (August)[48]
 Israel 4.9 2015 (April)[49]
 Italy 11.8 2015 (September)[10]
 Jamaica 16.3 2013 [1]
 Japan 4.1 2013[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 30.3 2011[1]
 Kuwait 3.4 2011 (March)[1]
 Kyrgyzstan 8.6 2011[1]
 Laos 2.5 2009[1]
 Latvia 9.8 2015 (September)[10]
 Lebanon 10.0 2009 (July)[55]
 Lesotho 42.7 2008[56]
 Libya 13.0 2005 (May)[57]
 Liechtenstein 2.5 2011 (December)[1]
 Lithuania 9.5 2015 (September)[10]
 Luxembourg 5.8 2015 (September)[10]
 Macau (China) 2 2012 [1]
 Macedonia 26.8 2015 (Q2)[58]
 Malaysia 3.0 2011 (October)[59]
 Mali 30.0 2004[1]
 Malta 5.1 2015 (September)[10]
 Marshall Islands 36 2006[1]
 Mauritania 30.0 2008[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 9.0 2011 (Q1)[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 27.4 2012[1]
 Nauru 23 2011[67]
   Nepal 46.0 2008[1]
 Netherlands 6.8 2015 (September)[10]
 Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 10.0 2008[68]
 New Caledonia (France) 17.1 2004[1]
 New Zealand 5.6 2014 (June quarter)[69]
 Nicaragua 5.9 2009[1]
 Nigeria 6.4 2015 (May)[70][71]
 North Korea N/A 2014 (April)[1]
 Northern Mariana Islands (United States) 11.2 2010[1]
 Norway 4.6 2015 (August)[10]
 Niue 10.7 2006[72]
 Pakistan 6.6 2014[1]
 Palau 4.2 2005[1]
 Panama 5.6 2011[73]
 Papua New Guinea 1.9 2008[1]
 Paraguay 6.9 2012[1]
 Peru 6.1 2015 (August)[74]
 Philippines 6.0 2014 (December)[75]
 Poland 7.1 2015 (September)[10]
 Portugal 12.2 2015 (September)[10]
 Puerto Rico (United States) 13.7 2014 (December)[76]
 Qatar 0.3 2013[1]
 Romania 6.8 2015 (September)[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 7.0 2012[1]
 Saudi Arabia 12.1 2012[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 11.0 2015 (September)[10]
 Slovenia 9.2 2015 (September)[10]
 South Africa 24.3 2014 (Q3)[82]
 South Korea 2.7 2013 (November)[83]
 Spain 21.6 2015 (September)[10]
 Sri Lanka 4.2 2012 (Q1)[84]
 Sudan 20.0 2012[1]
 Suriname 9.0 2008[1]
 Swaziland 40.6 2007[85]
 Sweden 7.2 2015 (September)[10]
  Switzerland 3.5 2015 (January)[86]
 Syria 18.0 2012[1]
 Taiwan 3.62 2015 (May)[87]
 Tajikistan 2.4 2015 (march)[88]
 Thailand 0.9 2014 (May)[89]
 The Bahamas 16.2 2013 [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 9.2 2009 (December)[29]
 United Arab Emirates 4.3 2010[96]
 United Kingdom 5.3 2015 (July)[10]
 United States 5.3 2015 (June)[97]
 Uruguay 7.4 2015 (January)[98]
 Uzbekistan 8.0 2008 (December)[99]
 Vanuatu 4.6 2009 [100]
 Venezuela 6.7 2014 (July)[101]
 Vietnam 2.5 2014 (September)[1]
 U.S. Virgin Islands (United States) 12.3 2014 (December)[102]
 Wallis and Futuna (France) 12.2 2008[103]
 West Bank (Palestinian territories) 15.4 2015 (Q2)[34][35]
 Yemen 35.0 2009 (June)[104]
 Zambia 15.0 2008 [1]
 Zimbabwe 70 2011[105]

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