Arbeitslosigkeit

Unemployment rates in an international comparison

The sad listing in the worldwide fight against unemployment is leaded by Marshall Islands, Kosovo and Grenada. Die United States ranks 52th in our comparison over 71 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
Marshall Islands
36.0 %
Kosovo
34.8 %
Grenada
33.5 %
Solomon Islands
31.4 %
Kiribati
30.6 %
American Samoa
29.8 %
Gambia
29.7 %
Lesotho
27.4 %
Macedonia
26.7 %
South Africa
25.9 %
Bosnia and Herzegovina
25.8 %
Namibia
25.6 %
Swaziland
25.3 %
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 %
Colombia
9.9 %
Greenland
9.1 %
Finland
9.0 %
Ukraine
8.9 %
Belgium
8.3 %
Bulgaria
8.0 %
Canada
7.1 %
Sweden
7.1 %
Chile
6.6 %
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 %
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 %
Liechtenstein
2.4 %
Vietnam
2.2 %
Madagascar
2.1 %
Monaco
2.0 %
Singapore
1.8 %
Thailand
0.6 %
Belarus
0.5 %