Which Country Suffers the Most From Male Unemployment?

Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) (%), 2018
Labour | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2018, South Africa ranked the highest in Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) with 25.0% followed by Palestine and Macedonia. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 0.061%, Bahrain with 0.296% and Niger with 0.362%.

Average Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) reached 4.66% in 2018 in the World. This is 2.03 % less than in the previous year and -0.845 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) reached an all time high of 5.66% in 2003 and an all time low of 4.25% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to 0.341 % 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 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Albania % 14.8% 17.7% 19.1% 17.1% 15.7%
Armenia % 16.5% 14.4% 15.8% 17.4% 17.7%
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 26.3% 26.5% 25.2% 25.7% 22.5%
Botswana % 14.6% 14.8% 14.8% 14.7% 14.7%
Gabon % 14.4% 14.3% 14.1% 14.2% 14.0%
Georgia % 18.1% 18.9% 16.6% 15.5% 16.6%
Greece % 21.6% 24.5% 23.6% 21.8% 19.9%
Lesotho % 21.1% 20.9% 20.9% 21.0% 21.0%
Libya % 16.8% 16.1% 14.9% 13.8% 13.9%
Macedonia % 31.5% 29.0% 27.6% 26.7% 24.4%
Montenegro % 19.8% 20.0% 17.8% 17.7% 18.2%
Namibia % 14.7% 17.4% 16.7% 19.0% 21.8%
Palestine % 20.5% 20.5% 23.9% 22.4% 22.2%
South Africa % 22.9% 23.0% 23.2% 23.2% 24.6%
Swaziland % 24.1% 23.5% 22.6% 22.0% 21.3%