Arbeitslosigkeit

Unemployment rates in an international comparison

The sad listing in the worldwide fight against unemployment is leaded by Zimbabwe, Liberia and Syria. Die United States ranks 64th in our comparison over 89 countries.

A bit surprising is the end if the table: Belarus, Thailand and Macau have an astonishing unemployment rate below 2%. But as always, statistics like this should be taken with caution. There are not the same definitions about unemployment around the world. Not having a job and registering as jobless are often different things.
CountryUnemployment rate
Zimbabwe
95.0 %
Liberia
85.0 %
Syria
50.0 %
Nepal
46.0 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina
43.2 %
Kenya
40.0 %
Kosovo
35.3 %
Afghanistan
35.0 %
Mali
30.0 %
Namibia
28.1 %
Macedonia
26.1 %
North Korea
25.6 %
South Africa
25.4 %
Greece
25.0 %
Nigeria
23.9 %
Spain
22.1 %
Serbia
19.3 %
Montenegro
18.5 %
Ethiopia
17.5 %
Albania
17.3 %
Croatia
17.1 %
Egypt
12.8 %
Portugal
12.4 %
Slovenia
12.3 %
Italy
11.9 %
Slovakia
11.5 %
Saudi Arabia
11.4 %
Algeria
11.2 %
Iran
10.5 %
Poland
10.5 %
Turkey
10.3 %
Bulgaria
10.1 %
France
10.1 %
Morocco
9.7 %
Costa Rica
9.4 %
Greenland
9.4 %
Ireland
9.4 %
Finland
9.3 %
Ukraine
9.1 %
Brazil
9.0 %
Colombia
8.9 %
Belgium
8.5 %
India
8.4 %
Argentina
7.6 %
Bolivia
7.4 %
Sweden
7.4 %
Netherlands
6.9 %
Canada
6.9 %
Luxembourg
6.9 %
Romania
6.8 %
Hungary
6.8 %
Czech Republic
6.5 %
Pakistan
6.4 %
Chile
6.3 %
Philippines
6.3 %
Indonesia
6.2 %
Estonia
6.2 %
Australia
6.1 %
Austria
5.7 %
Russia
5.6 %
United Kingdom
5.4 %
New Zealand
5.4 %
Israel
5.3 %
United States
5.3 %
Ghana
5.2 %
Moldova
5.2 %
Peru
5.2 %
Kazakhstan
5.0 %
Bangladesh
4.9 %
Sri Lanka
4.7 %
Germany
4.6 %
Denmark
4.6 %
Mexico
4.4 %
Norway
4.4 %
Iceland
4.0 %
China
4.0 %
South Korea
3.6 %
Vietnam
3.5 %
Japan
3.4 %
Liechtenstein
3.4 %
Hong Kong
3.3 %
Malaysia
3.2 %
Switzerland
3.2 %
Cuba
2.4 %
Monaco
2.0 %
Singapore
1.9 %
Macau
1.8 %
Thailand
0.9 %
Belarus
0.7 %