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What is the unemployment percentage of labor force around the world?

World Map depicting unemployment percentage of labor force in countries

Unemployment is the condition when an able person who is willing to work, is seeking work but fails to find it. The national and the international economies are sinking and hence unemployment is a non-preventive situation.

Being unemployed is not a desirable situation, especially when you don’t have an alternative source of income that contributes to meeting your daily expenses. It is inversely related to economic growth.

It is estimated that at any given time, a significant section of the labor force is unemployed due to a varying number of factors such as retrenchment, illness or any other factor. In fact, when it comes to the unemployment of the labor force, it simply means the number of people having no work – and is not related to lack of required talent or skill or unavailability of people seeking work.

The World Bank provides the data for the total percentage of unemployed labor force in the world.

Country Name Unemployed labor force in 2017 (%)
Palestine 27.851
South Africa 27.718
Lesotho 27.245
Swaziland 26.396
Bosnia and Herzegovina 25.573
Mozambique 25.041
Namibia 23.335
Macedonia 22.948
Greece 21.406
St. Lucia 20.983
French Polynesia 20.773
Gabon 19.627
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.285
Armenia 18.187
Botswana 18.101
Libya 17.684
Spain 17.351
Montenegro 16.019
Oman 15.999
Tunisia 15.242
Syria 15.173
Jordan 14.922
New Caledonia 14.752
Serbia 14.105
Haiti 13.988
Albania 13.867
Yemen 13.768
Sao Tome and Principe 13.391
Iran 13.102
Brazil 12.882
Sudan 12.799
Bahamas, The 12.573
Jamaica 12.448
Egypt 12.079
Guyana 11.792
Puerto Rico 11.669
Georgia 11.547
South Sudan 11.543
Kenya 11.470
Italy 11.335
Turkey 11.263
Congo, Rep. 10.947
Croatia 10.780
Cyprus 10.768
Cabo Verde 10.339
Tajikistan 10.281
Mauritania 10.183
Algeria 10.019
Barbados 9.687
France 9.681
Ukraine 9.455
Gambia, The 9.450
Channel Islands 9.356
Morocco 9.332
Euro area 9.151
Latvia 9.073
Portugal 9.033
Colombia 8.960
Afghanistan 8.837
Argentina 8.738
Finland 8.682
Costa Rica 8.533
Samoa 8.206
Iraq 8.171
Angola 8.167
Uruguay 8.131
Suriname 8.124
Venezuela 8.061
Mali 7.911
Slovakia 7.900
Zambia 7.792
Belize 7.617
Belgium 7.354
Kyrgyzstan 7.284
Uzbekistan 7.176
Mauritius 7.161
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 7.133
Lithuania 7.093
Brunei 7.081
Nigeria 7.043
Chile 6.993
Mongolia 6.959
Equatorial Guinea 6.914
Slovenia 6.862
Estonia 6.756
Sweden 6.755
Canada 6.429
Ireland 6.399
Eritrea 6.363
Fiji 6.305
Burkina Faso 6.304
Lebanon 6.291
Bulgaria 6.279
Guinea-Bissau 6.100
Malawi 6.027
Somalia 5.979
Central African Republic 5.952
Chad 5.886
Denmark 5.850
Djibouti 5.810
Paraguay 5.797
Saudi Arabia 5.716
Luxembourg 5.693
Australia 5.680
Panama 5.562
World 5.520
IBRD only 5.487
Austria 5.486
Dominican Republic 5.486
Guam 5.411
Vanuatu 5.225
Romania 5.212
Ethiopia 5.204
Russia 5.173
Zimbabwe 5.159
Azerbaijan 5.032
Maldives 4.995
Poland 4.955
New Zealand 4.881
Kazakhstan 4.860
Netherlands 4.860
Ecuador 4.849
Senegal 4.845
Trinidad and Tobago 4.842
Switzerland 4.787
Korea, North 4.776
China 4.675
El Salvador 4.516
Guinea 4.485
Sierra Leone 4.473
Honduras 4.462
Moldova 4.454
United States 4.438
Nicaragua 4.422
Bangladesh 4.367
Comoros 4.341
Hungary 4.331
United Kingdom 4.322
Indonesia 4.283
Israel 4.271
Malta 4.256
Cameroon 4.254
Norway 4.191
Sri Lanka 4.079
Pakistan 4.044
Korea, South 3.755
Germany 3.736
Congo, Dem. Rep. 3.694
Peru 3.675
India 3.523
Mexico 3.501
Timor-Leste 3.431
Malaysia 3.415
Turkmenistan 3.401
Hong Kong 3.173
Bolivia 3.111
Czech Republic 3.063
Iceland 2.876
Japan 2.831
Philippines 2.784
Nepal 2.736
Guatemala 2.735
Papua New Guinea 2.662
Cote d’Ivoire 2.600
Cuba 2.554
Benin 2.466
Bhutan 2.435
Liberia 2.389
Ghana 2.355
Tanzania 2.215
Uganda 2.104
Kuwait 2.080
Vietnam 2.053
Solomon Islands 2.050
Singapore 2.024
Macao 1.977
Togo 1.844
Madagascar 1.797
United Arab Emirates 1.716
Burundi 1.553
Bahrain 1.310
Rwanda 1.297
Tonga 1.171
Thailand 1.083
Myanmar 0.794
Laos 0.671
Belarus 0.481
Niger 0.341
Cambodia 0.216
Qatar 0.158
Aruba NA
Andorra NA
American Samoa NA
Antigua and Barbuda NA
Bermuda NA
Curacao NA
Cayman Islands NA
Dominica NA
Faroe Islands NA
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. NA
Gibraltar NA
Grenada NA
Greenland NA
Isle of Man NA
Not classified NA
Kiribati NA
St. Kitts and Nevis NA
Liechtenstein NA
St. Martin (French part) NA
Monaco NA
Marshall Islands NA
Northern Mariana Islands NA
Nauru NA
Palau NA
San Marino NA
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) NA
Seychelles NA
Turks and Caicos Islands NA
Tuvalu NA
British Virgin Islands NA
Kosovo NA

 

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