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Which Country Suffers the Most From Male Unemployment?

Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) (%), 2020
Labour | April 1, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2020, South Africa ranked the highest in Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) with 27.8% followed by Djibouti and Lesotho. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 0.171%, Cambodia with 0.286% and Niger with 0.686%.

Average Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) reached 6.65% in 2020 in the World. This is 26.4 % less than in the previous year and -12.8 % less 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 0.380 % 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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Armenia % 15.8% 17.4% 17.7% 17.9% 17.8%
Botswana % 17.8% 18.6% 19.3% 20.1% 20.9%
Congo % 19.0% 19.2% 19.3% 19.3% 19.3%
Djibouti % 23.0% 22.8% 22.6% 22.4% 22.6%
Gabon % 15.1% 15.3% 15.4% 15.5% 15.7%
Georgia % 19.9% 18.7% 19.9% 15.0% 13.9%
Jordan % 9.80% 10.8% 13.1% 15.8% 16.9%
Lesotho % 22.6% 22.5% 22.5% 22.6% 22.6%
Macedonia % 27.6% 26.7% 24.4% 22.7% 21.3%
Montenegro % 17.8% 17.7% 18.2% 15.4% 15.2%
Namibia % 16.7% 19.2% 21.8% 21.5% 21.1%
Palestine % 19.2% 20.2% 20.6% 21.5% 22.4%
Somalia % 16.6% 16.5% 16.5% 16.4% 16.4%
South Africa % 23.2% 23.2% 24.6% 25.2% 25.1%
Swaziland % 22.1% 21.6% 21.1% 21.1% 21.2%