Arbeitslosigkeit

Unemployment rates in an international comparison

The sad listing in the worldwide fight against unemployment is leaded by Djibouti, Marshall Islands and Kosovo. Die United States ranks 53th in our comparison over 72 countries.

A bit surprising is the end if the table: Belarus, Thailand and Singapore 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
Djibouti
60.0 %
Marshall Islands
36.0 %
Kosovo
34.8 %
Grenada
33.5 %
Mauritania
31.0 %
Kiribati
30.6 %
American Samoa
29.8 %
Gambia
29.7 %
Macedonia
26.7 %
Lesotho
26.2 %
Palestine
26.2 %
South Africa
25.9 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina
25.8 %
Namibia
25.6 %
Greece
23.9 %
Spain
19.5 %
Serbia
16.5 %
Albania
16.3 %
Croatia
13.5 %
Egypt
12.0 %
Brazil
11.5 %
Italy
11.5 %
Iran
11.3 %
Portugal
11.2 %
Turkey
10.3 %
France
10.0 %
Greenland
9.1 %
Finland
9.0 %
Ukraine
8.9 %
Afghanistan
8.5 %
Belgium
8.3 %
Ireland
8.1 %
Bulgaria
8.0 %
Canada
7.1 %
Sweden
7.1 %
Romania
6.4 %
Netherlands
6.2 %
Poland
6.2 %
Austria
6.1 %
Denmark
6.1 %
Philippines
5.9 %
Luxembourg
5.9 %
Pakistan
5.9 %
Australia
5.7 %
Russia
5.7 %
Indonesia
5.6 %
New Zealand
5.3 %
Kazakhstan
5.2 %
Hungary
5.2 %
Nigeria
5.0 %
United Kingdom
4.9 %
United States
4.9 %
Norway
4.8 %
China
4.6 %
Switzerland
4.6 %
North Korea
4.3 %
Germany
4.3 %
Bangladesh
4.1 %
Czech Republic
4.1 %
Mexico
4.0 %
Iceland
3.8 %
South Korea
3.7 %
Democratic Republic of the Congo
3.6 %
India
3.5 %
Hong Kong
3.4 %
Japan
3.1 %
Macau
2.7 %
Vietnam
2.2 %
Monaco
2.0 %
Singapore
1.8 %
Thailand
0.6 %
Belarus
0.5 %