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Which Country Suffers the Most From Male Unemployment?

Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) (%), 2021
Labour | December 1, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2021, South Africa ranked the highest in Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) with 31.8% followed by Djibouti and Lesotho. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 0.199%, Cambodia with 0.513% and Niger with 0.815%.

Average Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) reached 6.06% in 2021 in the World. This is 13.3 % more than in the previous year and 6.90 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) reached an all time high of 6.65% in 2020 and an all time low of 4.71% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to 0.845 % since 1980.

Data for more countries are available at Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) indicator page.

Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) Unit 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Armenia % 17.4% 17.7% 17.9% 17.8% 17.5%
Botswana % 18.6% 19.3% 20.1% 20.9% 21.7%
Congo % 19.2% 19.3% 19.3% 19.3% 19.3%
Djibouti % 22.8% 22.6% 22.4% 22.6% 22.8%
Gabon % 15.3% 15.4% 15.5% 15.7% 15.7%
Jordan % 10.8% 13.1% 15.8% 16.9% 15.3%
Lesotho % 22.5% 22.5% 22.6% 22.6% 22.6%
Libya % 16.3% 16.3% 16.1% 16.2% 16.4%
Macedonia % 26.7% 24.4% 22.7% 21.3% 16.5%
Montenegro % 17.7% 18.2% 15.4% 15.2% 14.7%
Namibia % 19.2% 21.8% 21.5% 21.1% 21.2%
Palestine % 20.2% 20.6% 21.5% 22.4% 21.3%
Somalia % 16.5% 16.5% 16.4% 16.4% 16.3%
South Africa % 23.2% 24.6% 25.2% 25.1% 26.8%
Swaziland % 21.6% 21.1% 21.1% 21.2% 21.2%