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Which Country Suffers the Most From Male Unemployment?

Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) (%), 2019
Labour | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2019, South Africa ranked the highest in Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) with 26.4% followed by Palestine and Namibia. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 0.037%, Bahrain with 0.150% and Cambodia with 0.540%.

Average Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) reached 5.28% in 2019 in the World. This is 0.325 % less than in the previous year and -12.7 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Unemployment Rate, Male (As % of Male Labour Force) reached an all time high of 6.07% in 2003 and an all time low of 4.75% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to 0.366 % 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 % 15.7% 17.4% 17.7% 17.9% 17.8%
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 25.1% 25.7% 22.5% 18.8% 17.2%
Botswana % 14.9% 14.8% 14.6% 14.5% 14.3%
Gabon % 14.6% 14.5% 14.5% 14.4% 14.3%
Georgia % 19.9% 18.7% 19.9% 15.0% 14.8%
Greece % 23.6% 21.7% 19.9% 17.8% 15.4%
Lesotho % 20.7% 20.8% 20.8% 21.1% 20.8%
Libya % 15.8% 15.5% 15.5% 15.3% 15.3%
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% 19.1% 21.8% 21.6% 21.1%
Palestine % 19.2% 20.2% 20.6% 21.5% 22.4%
South Africa % 23.2% 23.2% 24.6% 25.2% 25.1%
Swaziland % 22.5% 21.9% 21.1% 21.0% 20.9%
Tunisia % 12.7% 12.6% 12.6% 12.6% 12.7%