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 70th 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 %
South Africa
26.8 %
North Korea
25.6 %
Macedonia
24.9 %
Greece
24.6 %
Nigeria
23.9 %
Spain
19.7 %
Serbia
18.9 %
Montenegro
18.5 %
Ethiopia
17.5 %
Albania
17.3 %
Croatia
15.8 %
Egypt
13.1 %
Brazil
12.6 %
Algeria
12.4 %
Slovenia
11.6 %
Italy
11.4 %
Portugal
11.3 %
Saudi Arabia
11.2 %
Iran
10.7 %
Ukraine
10.0 %
Morocco
9.9 %
Slovakia
9.8 %
Turkey
9.8 %
France
9.7 %
Poland
9.6 %
Colombia
9.5 %
Greenland
9.4 %
Costa Rica
9.3 %
Finland
9.1 %
Bulgaria
8.9 %
Belgium
8.4 %
India
8.4 %
Russia
8.2 %
Argentina
8.0 %
Ireland
8.0 %
Bolivia
7.5 %
Canada
7.1 %
Chile
7.0 %
Sweden
6.9 %
Luxembourg
6.7 %
Pakistan
6.7 %
Romania
6.7 %
Philippines
6.6 %
Hungary
6.6 %
Estonia
6.5 %
Indonesia
6.3 %
Moldova
6.3 %
Netherlands
6.2 %
Austria
6.1 %
Peru
5.9 %
Australia
5.8 %
Kazakhstan
5.7 %
Czech Republic
5.6 %
Ghana
5.2 %
United Kingdom
5.1 %
New Zealand
5.1 %
Israel
5.0 %
Bangladesh
4.9 %
Norway
4.8 %
United States
4.7 %
Sri Lanka
4.5 %
Mexico
4.4 %
Germany
4.3 %
China
4.2 %
Denmark
4.2 %
South Korea
4.0 %
Vietnam
3.7 %
Hong Kong
3.6 %
Liechtenstein
3.4 %
Switzerland
3.4 %
Malaysia
3.3 %
Japan
3.2 %
Iceland
2.7 %
Cuba
2.5 %
Singapore
2.1 %
Monaco
2.0 %
Macau
1.9 %
Thailand
0.9 %
Belarus
0.7 %