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Which Country Suffers the Most From Unemployment?

Unemployment Rate (%), 2021 or latest
Labour | July 20, 2022
$2.99
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Based on a comparison of 175 countries in 2021, Venezuela ranked the highest in Unemployment Rate with 41.4% followed by South Africa and Palestine. On the other end of the scale was Cambodia with 0.310%, Niger with 0.690% and Thailand with 0.700%.

Average Unemployment Rate reached 7.53% in 2021 in the World. This is 1.26 % less than in the previous year and 21.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Unemployment Rate reached an all time high of 7.53% in 2021 and an all time low of 4.80% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to 1.32 % since 1970.

Data for more countries are available at Unemployment Rate indicator page.

Unemployment Rate Unit 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Armenia % 18.3% 17.6% 17.7% 19.0% 18.8%
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 27.7% 25.4% 20.5% 18.4% 15.7%
Botswana % 17.7% 17.6% 17.5% 17.3% 17.2% ...
Gabon % 20.2% 20.1% 19.9% 19.8% 19.6% ...
Jordan % 13.1% 15.3% 15.8% 16.3% 16.9% ...
Lesotho % 24.4% 24.3% 24.1% 24.0% 23.9% ...
Libya % 18.9% 18.8% 18.6% 18.5% 18.3% ...
Macedonia % 26.1% 23.7% 22.4% 20.7% 17.3%
Montenegro % 17.5% 17.7% 16.1% 15.2% 15.1% ...
Namibia % 20.9% 23.4% 21.6% 19.9% 19.8% ...
Palestine % 23.0% 23.9% 25.7% 26.3% 25.3% ...
South Africa % 25.2% 26.5% 27.0% 26.9% 28.5%
Sudan % 17.3% 17.2% 17.0% 16.9% 16.8%
Swaziland % 23.4% 22.7% 22.5% 22.4% 22.2% ...
Venezuela % 7.44% 7.39% 7.30% 7.22% 7.16%

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