This is a 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. There may also be differences in the minimum requirements and some consider people employed even if only marginally associated with employment market (for example, working only one hour per week).[1]

There can be differences in the age limit. For example, Eurostat uses 15 to 74 years old when calculating unemployment rate, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses anyone 16 years of age or older (in both cases, people who are under education, retired, on maternity/paternity leave, prevented from working due to health, or do not work but have been inactive in seeking employment in the last four weeks are excluded from the workforce, and therefore not counted as unemployed).[2][3] Unemployment rates are often seasonally adjusted to avoid variations that depend on time of year.[2][3] Employment rate as a percentage of total population in working age is sometimes used instead of unemployment rate.

For purposes of comparison, harmonized values are published by International Labour Organization (ILO) and 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. Most unemployment rates given in the table below are derived from national statistics and therefore not directly comparable.

List

* indicates "Unemployment in COUNTRY or TERRITORY" or "Economy of COUNTRY or TERRITORY" links.

Country Unemployment
rate (%)
Source/date of
information
 Afghanistan * 13.30 [4] 2021
 Albania * 11.70 [5] Q1 2022
 Algeria * 12.70 [4] 2021
 American Samoa * 18.00 [6] 2012
 Andorra * 3.70 [7] 2016
 Angola * 8.50 [4] 2021
 Anguilla * 7.80 [8] July 2013
 Antigua and Barbuda * 11.00 [7] 2014
 Argentina * 5.70 [9] Q4 2023
 Armenia * 14.80 [5] Q1 2022
 Aruba * 7.70 [10] 2016
 Australia * 3.40 [5] July 2022
 Austria * 4.30 [11] June 2022
 Azerbaijan * 6.60 [4] 2021
 Bahamas * 13.20 [4] 2021
 Bahrain * 1.90 [4] 2021
 Bangladesh * 5.20 [4] 2021
 Barbados * 10.40 [4] 2021
 Belarus * 4.70 [4] 2021
 Belgium * 5.50 [11] June 2022
 Belize * 8.20 [4] 2021
 Benin * 1.60 [4] 2021
 Bermuda * 7.00 [7] 2017
 Bhutan * 4.30 [4] 2021
 Bolivia * 8.50 [4] 2021
 Bosnia and Herzegovina * 15.22 [12] 2022
 Botswana * 20.68 [13] 2022
 Brazil * 7.50 [14] November 2023
 British Virgin Islands * 2.90 [7] 2015
 Brunei * 7.60 [4] 2021
 Bulgaria * 4.30 [11] June 2022
 Burkina Faso * 4.80 [4] 2021
 Burundi * 1.80 [4] 2021
 Cambodia * 0.60 [4] 2021
 Cameroon * 3.90 [4] 2021
 Canada * 5.80 [15] November 2023
 Cape Verde * 15.40 [4] 2021
 Cayman Islands * 3.50 [16] 2019
 Central African Republic * 6.60 [4] 2021
 Chad * 1.90 [4] 2021
 Chile * 7.80 [5] June 2022
 China * 5.40 [5] Q2 2022
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands * 6.70 [17] 2011
 Colombia * 11.26 [5] June 2022
 Comoros * 9.40 [4] 2021
 Congo * 5.60 [18] 2022
 DR Congo * 5.40 [4] 2021
 Cook Islands * 13.10 [7] 2005
 Costa Rica * 22.00 [19] Q3 2020
 Croatia * 6.10 [5] June 2022
 Cuba * 2.80 [4] 2021
 Cyprus * 5.10 [11] April 2021
 Czech Republic * 2.40 [11] June 2022
 Denmark * 4.50 [11] June 2022
 Djibouti * 27.93 [20] 2022
 Dominica * 5.20 [21] 2023
 Dominican Republic * 8.50 [4] 2021
 East Timor * 4.60 [4] 2020
 Ecuador * 4.90 [22] Q4 2019
 Egypt * 7.20 [5] Q2 2022
 El Salvador * 5.90 [4] 2021
 Equatorial Guinea * 9.20 [4] 2021
 Eritrea * 8.00 [4] 2021
 Estonia * 5.70 [11] June 2022
 Eswatini * 24.39 [23] 2022
 Ethiopia * 3.70 [4] 2021
 European Union * 6.00 [11] June 2022
 Faroe Islands * 0.50 [24] September 2022
 Fiji * 5.20 [4] 2021
 Finland * 6.70 [11] June 2022
 France * 7.20 [11] June 2022
 French Polynesia * 14.40 [4] 2021
 Gabon * 22.30 [4] 2021
 Gambia * 11.20 [4] 2021
 Georgia * 20.40 [25] Q4 2020
 Germany * 5.40 [26] July 2022
 Ghana * 4.70 [4] 2021
 Gibraltar * 1.00 [27] 2016
 Greece * 12.30 [11] June 2022
 Greenland * 6.80 [28] 2017
 Grenada * 16.60 [29] 2021
 Guam * 4.50 [7] 2017
 Guatemala * 3.60 [4] 2021
 Guernsey * 1.00 [30] Q2 2018
 Guinea * 6.30 [4] 2021
 Guinea-Bissau * 6.80 [4] 2021
 Guyana * 16.40 [4] 2021
 Haiti * 15.70 [4] 2021
 Honduras * 8.50 [4] 2021
 Hong Kong * 4.30 [5] July 2022
 Hungary * 3.00 [11] June 2022
 Iceland * 4.00 [5] June 2022
 India * 7.80 [5] 2022
 Indonesia * 5.83 [5] Q1 2022
 Iran * 8.70 [4] 2023
 Iraq * 14.20 [4] 2021
 Ireland * 4.20 [11] July 2022
 Isle of Man * 1.90 [31] October 2020
 Israel * 3.30 [5] June 2022
 Italy * 8.10 [11] June 2022
 Ivory Coast * 3.50 [4] 2021
 Jamaica * 6.00 [5] Q2 2022
 Japan * 2.60 [32] July 2022
 Jersey * 1.60 [33] March [34] 2020
 Jordan * 22.80 [5] Q1 2022
 Kazakhstan * 4.90 [5] June 2022
 Kenya * 5.70 [4] 2021
 Kiribati * 8.60 2022
 Kosovo * 19.00 [35] Q4 2021
 Kuwait * 3.70 [4] 2021
 Kyrgyzstan * 2.90 [5] May 2022
 Laos * 1.30 [4] 2021
 Latvia * 6.40 [11] June 2022
 Lebanon * 14.50 [4] 2021
 Lesotho * 18.00 [36] 2022
 Liberia * 4.10 [4] 2021
 Libya * 19.60 [4] 2021
 Liechtenstein * 1.50 [37] 2019
 Lithuania * 5.80 [11] June 2022
 Luxembourg * 4.20 [11] June 2022
 Macau * 3.70 [5] June 2022
 Madagascar * 2.60 [4] 2021
 Malawi * 7.00 [4] 2021
 Malaysia * 3.80 [5] June 2022
 Maldives * 6.10 [4] 2021
 Mali * 7.70 [4] 2021
 Malta * 3.00 [11] June 2022
 Marshall Islands * 6.30 [38] 2019
 Mauritania * 11.50 [4] 2021
 Mauritius * 8.70 [5] Q1 2022
 Mayotte * 5.30 [39] 2023
 Mexico * 3.30 [5] June 2022
 Micronesia * 16.20 [7] 2010
 Moldova * 3.00 [5] Q1 2022
 Monaco * 2.00 [7] 2012
 Mongolia * 7.10 [4] 2021
 Montenegro * 19.90 [5] June 2022
 Montserrat * 5.60 [7] 2017
 Morocco * 11.20 [5] Q2 2022
 Mozambique * 4.00 [4] 2021
 Myanmar * 2.20 [4] 2021
 Namibia * 21.70 [4] 2021
 Nauru * 18.00 [40] 2019
 Nepal * 5.10 [4] 2021
 Netherlands * 3.60 [5] July 2022
 Netherlands Antilles 21.20 [41] April 2019
 New Caledonia * 16.60 [4] 2021
 New Zealand * 3.30 [5] Q2 2022
 Nicaragua * 6.00 [4] 2021
 Niger * 0.80 [4] 2021
 Nigeria * 4.10 [42] 2023
 Niue * 10.70 [43] 2006
 North Korea * 2.70 [4] 2019
 North Macedonia * 14.80 [5] Q1 2022
 Northern Mariana Islands * 11.20 [7] 2010
 Norway * 3.30 [5] June 2022
 Oman * 3.10 [4] 2021
 Pakistan * 4.40 [4] 2021
 Palau * 1.70 [7] 2015
 Palestine * 24.00 [5] Q2 2022
 Panama * 12.10 [4] 2021
 Papua New Guinea * 2.80 [4] 2021
 Paraguay * 5.70 [44] Q4 2019
 Peru * 6.80 [5] July 2022
 Philippines * 4.50 [45] January 2024
 Poland * 2.70 [11] June 2022
 Portugal * 6.10 [11] June 2022
 Puerto Rico * 5.80 [5] June 2022
 Qatar * 0.30 [4] 2021
 Romania * 5.30 [11] June 2022
 Russia * 3.90 [5] June 2022
 Rwanda * 16.50 [5] Feb. 2022
 Saint Helena * 2.00 [46] 2010
 Saint Kitts and Nevis * 5.10 [47] 2006
 Saint Lucia * 20.15 [48] 2020
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon * 8.70 [7] 2015
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines * 18.80 [7] 2008
 Samoa * 9.80 [4] 2021
 San Marino * 8.00 [7] 2017
 São Tomé and Príncipe * 15.90 [4] 2021
 Saudi Arabia * 4.80 [49]Q4 2022
 Senegal * 3.70 [4] 2021
 Serbia * 10.60 [5] Q1 2022
 Sierra Leone * 5.30 [4] 2021
 Singapore * 2.10 [5] Q2 2022
 Slovakia * 6.00 [11] June 2022
 Slovenia * 3.80 [11] June 2022
 Somalia * 19.90 [4] 2021
 South Africa * 32.90 [50] Q1 2024
 South Korea * 2.90 [5] July 2022
 South Sudan * 13.90 [4] 2021
 Spain * 12.29 [51] Q1 2024
 Sri Lanka * 4.30 [5] Q1 2022
 Sudan * 19.80 [4] 2021
 Suriname * 10.10 [4] 2021
 Sweden * 7.70 [11] June 2022
 Switzerland * 4.30 [11] June 2022
 Syria * 10.60 [4] 2021
 Taiwan * 3.73 [5] June 2022
 Tajikistan * 7.80 [4] 2021
 Tanzania * 2.60 [4] 2021
 Thailand * 1.53 [5] March 2022
 Togo * 4.00 [4] 2021
 Tonga * 4.00 [4] 2021
 Trinidad and Tobago * 4.80 [4] 2021
 Tunisia * 16.10 [5] Q1 2022
 Turkey * 8.5 [52]May 2024
 Turkmenistan * 5.10 [4] 2021
 Uganda * 2.90 [4] 2021
 Ukraine *[a] 9.90 [53] Q2 2020
 United Arab Emirates * 3.40 [4] 2021
 United Kingdom * 3.50 [54] October 2022
 United States * 3.90 [55]April 2024
 Uruguay * 8.40 [5] June 2022
 Uzbekistan * 8.90 [56] Q3 2019
 Vanuatu * 2.20 [4] 2021
 Venezuela * 6.40 [4] 2021
 Vietnam * 2.46 [5] Q1 2022
 U.S. Virgin Islands * 13.30 [4] 2021
 Wallis and Futuna * 8.80 [7] 2013
 Yemen * 13.60 [4] 2021
 Zambia * 13.00 [4] 2021
 Zimbabwe * 5.20 [4] 2021

OECD

* indicates "Economy of COUNTRY or TERRITORY" links.

OECD: Nov 2023 or latest available[57][58]
Country 15-24
year-olds
25-70
year-olds
Total
 Australia * 9.6 2.7 3.9
 Austria * 10.5 4.4 5.1
 Belgium * 17.5 4.3 5.6
 Canada * 11.6 4.8 5.8
 Chile * 21.6 7.8 8.8
 Colombia * 21.6 8.4 10.2
 Costa Rica * 22.4 5.6 7.7
 Czech Republic * 7.1 2.6 2.9
 Denmark * 14.0 3.9 5.4
 Estonia * 20.7 5.1 6.3
European Union (27 countries, 2020) 14.9 5.2 6.0
 Finland * 18.9 6.0 7.5
 France * 17.7 6.0 7.3
G7 9.6 3.5 4.2
 Germany * 5.6 2.8 3.1
 Greece * 23.7 8.7 9.6
 Hungary * 13.5 3.4 4.1
 Iceland * 9.1 2.5 3.5
 Ireland * 12.5 3.6 4.8
 Israel * 6.5 2.9 3.1
 Italy * 24.7 6.7 7.8
 Japan * 3.8 2.4 2.5
 South Korea * 6.4 2.6 2.8
 Latvia * 13.9 5.9 6.5
 Lithuania * 13.3 5.9 6.5
 Luxembourg * 19.3 4.4 5.5
 Mexico * 5.4 2.1 2.7
 Netherlands * 8.4 2.5 3.6
 Norway * 11.1 2.4 3.6
OECD - Total 10.7 4.1 4.8
 Poland * 10.5 2.3 2.8
 Portugal * 20.8 5.6 6.7
 Slovakia * 20.8 5.0 5.8
 Slovenia * 11.8 3.4 4.1
 Spain * 28.0 10.7 12.0
 Sweden * 21.7 6.1 7.9
 Turkey * 16.3 7.1 8.5
 United Kingdom * 12.7 3.1 4.3
 United States * 8.1 3.1 3.7

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