Unemployment Rate - Country / Jurisdiction List

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World 2017 5.49 5.53 % of total labor force Annual
United States Oct 2018 3.7 3.7 %, SA Monthly
Japan Sep 2018 2.3 2.4 Percent, SA Monthly
Germany Oct 2018 5.1 5.1 %, CDASA Monthly
France 2018 Q2 9.1 9.2 %, SA Quarterly
United Kingdom Sep 2018 4.1 4 % 3-mo. MA, SA Monthly
Brazil Sep 2018 11.9 12.1 % 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Italy Sep 2018 10.08 9.74 %, SA Monthly
India 2017 3.52 3.51 % of total labor force Annual
Russian Federation Sep 2018 4.5 4.6 %, NSA Monthly
Canada Oct 2018 5.8 5.9 %, SA Monthly
Australia 2017 5.59 5.72 % of total labor force Annual
Spain 2018 Q3 14.94 15.35 %, SA Quarterly
South Korea Oct 2018 3.9 4 %, SA Monthly
Mexico Sep 2018 3.6 3.47 %, NSA Monthly

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Afghanistan 2017 8.84 8.84 % of total labor force Annual
Albania 2023 12.26 12.51 Percent Of Total Labor Force Annual
Argentina 2018 Q2 9.6 9.1 %, NSA Quarterly
Armenia Jan 2012 5.9 5.9 %, NSA Monthly
Australia 2017 5.59 5.72 % of total labor force Annual
Austria 2017 5.5 6.01 % of total labor force Annual
Azerbaijan 2016 4.98 4.88 % Annual
Bahamas 2012 14 15.9 % Annual
Bahrain 2011 4 % Annual
Barbados 2015 Q2 11.9 11.8 % Quarterly
Belarus May 2018 0.5 0.5 %, NSA Monthly
Belgium Sep 2018 6.5 6.8 %, NSA Monthly
Belize 2016 9.53 10.14 % Annual
Benin 2017 2.47 2.54 % of total labor force Annual
Bhutan 2017 2.43 2.44 % of total labor force Annual
Bolivia 2011 Q2 5.51 6.17 % Quarterly
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb 2014 44.5 44.6 %, NSA Monthly
Botswana 2017 17.36 17.12 % of total labor force Annual
Brazil Sep 2018 11.9 12.1 % 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Brunei Darussalam 2014 6.9 % Annual
Bulgaria 2018 Q3 4.99 5.46 %, NSA Quarterly
Burkina Faso 2017 6.3 6.39 % of total labor force Annual
Burundi 2017 1.55 1.59 % of total labor force Annual
Cambodia 2017 0.22 0.2 % of total labor force Annual
Cameroon 2017 4.24 4.26 % of total labor force Annual
Canada Oct 2018 5.8 5.9 %, SA Monthly
Cape Verde 2017 10.34 10.32 % of total labor force Annual
Chad 2017 5.89 5.78 % of total labor force Annual
Chile May 2017 7.02 6.66 % 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Colombia Sep 2018 9.48 9.16 Percent, NSA Monthly
Comoros 2017 4.34 4.35 % of total labor force Annual
Costa Rica 2016 8.98 9.61 % Annual
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 1996 38.8 35.6 % Annual
Croatia 2018 Q2 7.5 10.3 %, NSA Quarterly
Cuba 2017 2.53 2.49 % of total labor force Annual
Cyprus 2018 Q2 7.3 10.7 %, NSA Quarterly
Czech Republic 2018 Q3 2.33 2.25 %, SA Quarterly
Denmark Sep 2018 3.9 3.9 % of Labor Force, SA Monthly
Dominican Republic 2016 5.49 5.92 % Annual
Ecuador 2017 4 4.73 % Annual
El Salvador 2009 7.33 5.9 % Annual
Equatorial Guinea 2017 6.91 6.19 % of total labor force Annual
Eritrea 2017 6.36 6.45 % of total labor force Annual
Estonia 2018 Q3 5.2 5.1 %, NSA Quarterly
Ethiopia 1993 62.94 70.86 % Annual
Fiji 2003 7.3 7.6 % Annual
Finland Sep 2018 7.4 7.4 %, Trend Monthly
France 2018 Q2 9.1 9.2 %, SA Quarterly
Gabon 2017 19.66 19.89 % of total labor force Annual
Georgia 2015 11.95 12.35 % Annual
Germany Oct 2018 5.1 5.1 %, CDASA Monthly
Ghana 2017 2.36 2.26 % of total labor force Annual
Greece 2018 Q2 19.01 21.2 %, NSA Quarterly
Guatemala 2017 2.73 2.83 % of total labor force Annual
Guinea 2017 4.49 4.51 % of total labor force Annual
Guyana 2016 11.76 11.81 % of total labor force Annual
Haiti 2017 13.99 14 % of total labor force Annual
Honduras 2017 4.49 4.67 % of total labor force Annual
Hong Kong Oct 2018 2.8 2.8 % 3 Mo End, SA Monthly
Hungary Sep 2018 3.82 3.72 % 3-mo ending MA, NSA Monthly
Iceland 2017 2.75 2.98 % of total labor force Annual
India 2017 3.52 3.51 % of total labor force Annual
Indonesia 2017:2 5.5 5.33 %, NSA Annual
Iran 2017 12.52 12.43 % of total labor force Annual
Ireland 2018 Q2 6 5.7 %, NSA Quarterly
Israel Sep 2018 4.05 3.98 %, SA Monthly
Italy Sep 2018 10.08 9.74 %, SA Monthly
Jamaica Oct 2003 10.9 %, NSA Monthly
Japan Sep 2018 2.3 2.4 Percent, SA Monthly
Jordan 2017 14.92 15.27 % of total labor force Annual
Kazakhstan Dec 2017 4.9 4.9 %, NSA Monthly
Kenya 2017 11.47 11.52 % of total labor force Annual
Kyrgyzstan 2016 2.26 2.32 % Annual
Laos 2017 0.67 0.66 % of total labor force Annual
Latvia 2018 Q2 7.79 7.93 Ths., SA Quarterly
Lebanon 2017 6.64 6.58 % of total labor force Annual
Lesotho 2017 27.25 27.78 % of total labor force Annual
Liberia 2017 2.39 2.34 % of total labor force Annual
Lithuania 2018 Q3 5.9 5.9 % Quarterly
Luxembourg Sep 2018 5.2 5.38 %, NSA Monthly
Macao 2017 Q4 1.87 1.97 %, NSA Quarterly
Macedonia 2017 Q1 22.9 23.1 % Quarterly
Madagascar 2017 1.8 1.8 % of total labor force Annual
Malawi 2017 5.9 5.86 % of total labor force Annual
Malaysia Sep 2018 3.3 3.4 %, NSA Monthly
Maldives 2017 4.99 5.03 % of total labor force Annual
Mali 2017 7.91 7.81 % of total labor force Annual
Malta Jan 2018 1 1.1 %, NSA Monthly
Mauritania 2017 9.88 9.84 % of total labor force Annual
Mauritius 2016 Q4 6.64 7.65 % Quarterly
Mexico Sep 2018 3.6 3.47 %, NSA Monthly
Moldova 2017 Q1 6.3 3.77 % Quarterly
Mongolia 2017 6.96 7.24 % of total labor force Annual
Montenegro 2017 16.07 17.7 % of total labor force Annual
Morocco 2016 Q3 9.63 8.58 % Quarterly
Mozambique 2017 25.04 25.15 % of total labor force Annual
Namibia 2017 23.33 23.35 % of total labor force Annual
Nepal 2017 2.74 3.06 % of total labor force Annual
Netherland Antilles 2009 9.7 10.3 % Annual
Netherlands Oct 2018 3.7 3.7 %, SA Monthly
New Zealand 2018 Q3 3.9 4.4 %, SA Quarterly
Nicaragua 2011 6.3 7.86 % Annual
Niger 2017 0.35 0.34 % of total labor force Annual
Norway Aug 2018 4 4 % of Labor Force 3-mo. MAVG, SA Monthly
Pakistan 2014 4.06 6.2 % Annual
Panama 2017 6.13 5.5 % Annual
Papua New Guinea 2017 2.66 2.64 % of total labor force Annual
Paraguay 2015 6.85 8.02 % Annual
Peru Oct 2018 6.4 6.2 3months moving avg., NSA Monthly
Philippines 2018 Q3 5.4 5.5 %, NSA Quarterly
Poland Sep 2018 5.7 5.8 Percent, NSA Monthly
Portugal 2018 Q3 6.7 6.7 %, NSA Quarterly
Puerto Rico 2017 10.83 % of total labor force Annual
Romania Aug 2018 3.5 3.5 %, NSA Monthly
Russian Federation Sep 2018 4.5 4.6 %, NSA Monthly
Rwanda 2017 1.3 1.23 % of total labor force Annual
Saint Lucia 2016 Q1 22.08 20.62 % Quarterly
Senegal 2017 4.84 4.85 % of total labor force Annual
Serbia 2017 14.1 15.26 % of total labor force Annual
Sierra Leone 2017 4.47 4.6 % of total labor force Annual
Singapore 2018 Q3 2.1 2 %, SA Quarterly
Slovak Republic 2018 Q2 6.6 7.1 %, NSA Quarterly
Slovenia 2017 6.6 8 % Annual
Solomon Islands 2009 2 % Annual
South Africa 2018 Q2 27.2 26.7 %, NSA Quarterly
South Korea Oct 2018 3.9 4 %, SA Monthly
Spain 2018 Q3 14.94 15.35 %, SA Quarterly
Sri Lanka 2016 Q4 4.2 4.49 % Quarterly
Suriname 1999 14 10.6 % Annual
Swaziland 2017 26.4 26.35 % of total labor force Annual
Sweden Oct 2018 6 6.5 %, SA Monthly
Switzerland Oct 2018 2.4 2.4 Percent, NSA Monthly
Syrian Arab Republic 2011 14.9 8.61 % Annual
Taiwan (Province of China) Sep 2018 3.76 3.87 Percent, NSA Monthly
Tanzania 2017 2.21 2.17 % of total labor force Annual
Thailand Sep 2018 0.97 1.04 %, NSA Monthly
Trinidad and Tobago 2016 Q2 3.59 3.75 % Quarterly
Tunisia 2015 15.22 15.06 % Annual
Turkey Aug 2018 11.2 11 %, SA Monthly
Uganda 2017 2.1 2.01 % of total labor force Annual
Ukraine 2018 Q2 8.3 9.7 %, NSA Quarterly
United Kingdom Sep 2018 4.1 4 % 3-mo. MA, SA Monthly
United States Oct 2018 3.7 3.7 %, SA Monthly
Uruguay Sep 2018 9.12 9.26 %, NSA Monthly
Venezuela Apr 2016 7.33 7.08 %, NSA Monthly
Vietnam 2017 3.18 3.23 % Annual
West Bank/Gaza Strip 2017 27.4 26.89 % of total labor force Annual
World 2017 5.49 5.53 % of total labor force Annual
Yemen 2017 14.04 13.73 % of total labor force Annual
Zambia 2017 7.79 7.78 % of total labor force Annual
Zimbabwe 2017 5.01 5.05 % of total labor force Annual
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Albania 2023 12.26 12.51 Percent Of Total Labor Force Annual
Austria 2017 5.5 6.01 % of total labor force Annual
Belarus May 2018 0.5 0.5 %, NSA Monthly
Belgium Sep 2018 6.5 6.8 %, NSA Monthly
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb 2014 44.5 44.6 %, NSA Monthly
Bulgaria 2018 Q3 4.99 5.46 %, NSA Quarterly
Croatia 2018 Q2 7.5 10.3 %, NSA Quarterly
Czech Republic 2018 Q3 2.33 2.25 %, SA Quarterly
Denmark Sep 2018 3.9 3.9 % of Labor Force, SA Monthly
Estonia 2018 Q3 5.2 5.1 %, NSA Quarterly
Finland Sep 2018 7.4 7.4 %, Trend Monthly
France 2018 Q2 9.1 9.2 %, SA Quarterly
Germany Oct 2018 5.1 5.1 %, CDASA Monthly
Greece 2018 Q2 19.01 21.2 %, NSA Quarterly
Hungary Sep 2018 3.82 3.72 % 3-mo ending MA, NSA Monthly
Iceland 2017 2.75 2.98 % of total labor force Annual
Ireland 2018 Q2 6 5.7 %, NSA Quarterly
Italy Sep 2018 10.08 9.74 %, SA Monthly
Latvia 2018 Q2 7.79 7.93 Ths., SA Quarterly
Lithuania 2018 Q3 5.9 5.9 % Quarterly
Luxembourg Sep 2018 5.2 5.38 %, NSA Monthly
Macedonia 2017 Q1 22.9 23.1 % Quarterly
Malta Jan 2018 1 1.1 %, NSA Monthly
Moldova 2017 Q1 6.3 3.77 % Quarterly
Montenegro 2017 16.07 17.7 % of total labor force Annual
Netherlands Oct 2018 3.7 3.7 %, SA Monthly
Norway Aug 2018 4 4 % of Labor Force 3-mo. MAVG, SA Monthly
Poland Sep 2018 5.7 5.8 Percent, NSA Monthly
Portugal 2018 Q3 6.7 6.7 %, NSA Quarterly
Romania Aug 2018 3.5 3.5 %, NSA Monthly
Russian Federation Sep 2018 4.5 4.6 %, NSA Monthly
Serbia 2017 14.1 15.26 % of total labor force Annual
Slovak Republic 2018 Q2 6.6 7.1 %, NSA Quarterly
Slovenia 2017 6.6 8 % Annual
Spain 2018 Q3 14.94 15.35 %, SA Quarterly
Sweden Oct 2018 6 6.5 %, SA Monthly
Switzerland Oct 2018 2.4 2.4 Percent, NSA Monthly
Ukraine 2018 Q2 8.3 9.7 %, NSA Quarterly
United Kingdom Sep 2018 4.1 4 % 3-mo. MA, SA Monthly
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Afghanistan 2017 8.84 8.84 % of total labor force Annual
Armenia Jan 2012 5.9 5.9 %, NSA Monthly
Australia 2017 5.59 5.72 % of total labor force Annual
Azerbaijan 2016 4.98 4.88 % Annual
Bahrain 2011 4 % Annual
Bhutan 2017 2.43 2.44 % of total labor force Annual
Brunei Darussalam 2014 6.9 % Annual
Cambodia 2017 0.22 0.2 % of total labor force Annual
Cyprus 2018 Q2 7.3 10.7 %, NSA Quarterly
Fiji 2003 7.3 7.6 % Annual
Georgia 2015 11.95 12.35 % Annual
Hong Kong Oct 2018 2.8 2.8 % 3 Mo End, SA Monthly
India 2017 3.52 3.51 % of total labor force Annual
Indonesia 2017:2 5.5 5.33 %, NSA Annual
Iran 2017 12.52 12.43 % of total labor force Annual
Israel Sep 2018 4.05 3.98 %, SA Monthly
Japan Sep 2018 2.3 2.4 Percent, SA Monthly
Jordan 2017 14.92 15.27 % of total labor force Annual
Kazakhstan Dec 2017 4.9 4.9 %, NSA Monthly
Kyrgyzstan 2016 2.26 2.32 % Annual
Laos 2017 0.67 0.66 % of total labor force Annual
Lebanon 2017 6.64 6.58 % of total labor force Annual
Macao 2017 Q4 1.87 1.97 %, NSA Quarterly
Malaysia Sep 2018 3.3 3.4 %, NSA Monthly
Maldives 2017 4.99 5.03 % of total labor force Annual
Mongolia 2017 6.96 7.24 % of total labor force Annual
Nepal 2017 2.74 3.06 % of total labor force Annual
New Zealand 2018 Q3 3.9 4.4 %, SA Quarterly
Pakistan 2014 4.06 6.2 % Annual
Papua New Guinea 2017 2.66 2.64 % of total labor force Annual
Philippines 2018 Q3 5.4 5.5 %, NSA Quarterly
Singapore 2018 Q3 2.1 2 %, SA Quarterly
Solomon Islands 2009 2 % Annual
South Korea Oct 2018 3.9 4 %, SA Monthly
Sri Lanka 2016 Q4 4.2 4.49 % Quarterly
Syrian Arab Republic 2011 14.9 8.61 % Annual
Thailand Sep 2018 0.97 1.04 %, NSA Monthly
Turkey Aug 2018 11.2 11 %, SA Monthly
Vietnam 2017 3.18 3.23 % Annual
Yemen 2017 14.04 13.73 % of total labor force Annual
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Argentina 2018 Q2 9.6 9.1 %, NSA Quarterly
Bahamas 2012 14 15.9 % Annual
Barbados 2015 Q2 11.9 11.8 % Quarterly
Belize 2016 9.53 10.14 % Annual
Bolivia 2011 Q2 5.51 6.17 % Quarterly
Brazil Sep 2018 11.9 12.1 % 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Canada Oct 2018 5.8 5.9 %, SA Monthly
Chile May 2017 7.02 6.66 % 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Colombia Sep 2018 9.48 9.16 Percent, NSA Monthly
Costa Rica 2016 8.98 9.61 % Annual
Cuba 2017 2.53 2.49 % of total labor force Annual
Dominican Republic 2016 5.49 5.92 % Annual
Ecuador 2017 4 4.73 % Annual
El Salvador 2009 7.33 5.9 % Annual
Guatemala 2017 2.73 2.83 % of total labor force Annual
Guyana 2016 11.76 11.81 % of total labor force Annual
Haiti 2017 13.99 14 % of total labor force Annual
Honduras 2017 4.49 4.67 % of total labor force Annual
Jamaica Oct 2003 10.9 %, NSA Monthly
Mexico Sep 2018 3.6 3.47 %, NSA Monthly
Nicaragua 2011 6.3 7.86 % Annual
Panama 2017 6.13 5.5 % Annual
Paraguay 2015 6.85 8.02 % Annual
Peru Oct 2018 6.4 6.2 3months moving avg., NSA Monthly
Puerto Rico 2017 10.83 % of total labor force Annual
Saint Lucia 2016 Q1 22.08 20.62 % Quarterly
Suriname 1999 14 10.6 % Annual
Trinidad and Tobago 2016 Q2 3.59 3.75 % Quarterly
United States Oct 2018 3.7 3.7 %, SA Monthly
Uruguay Sep 2018 9.12 9.26 %, NSA Monthly
Venezuela Apr 2016 7.33 7.08 %, NSA Monthly
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Taiwan (Province of China) Sep 2018 3.76 3.87 Percent, NSA Monthly
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Benin 2017 2.47 2.54 % of total labor force Annual
Botswana 2017 17.36 17.12 % of total labor force Annual
Burkina Faso 2017 6.3 6.39 % of total labor force Annual
Burundi 2017 1.55 1.59 % of total labor force Annual
Cameroon 2017 4.24 4.26 % of total labor force Annual
Cape Verde 2017 10.34 10.32 % of total labor force Annual
Chad 2017 5.89 5.78 % of total labor force Annual
Comoros 2017 4.34 4.35 % of total labor force Annual
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 1996 38.8 35.6 % Annual
Equatorial Guinea 2017 6.91 6.19 % of total labor force Annual
Eritrea 2017 6.36 6.45 % of total labor force Annual
Ethiopia 1993 62.94 70.86 % Annual
Gabon 2017 19.66 19.89 % of total labor force Annual
Ghana 2017 2.36 2.26 % of total labor force Annual
Guinea 2017 4.49 4.51 % of total labor force Annual
Kenya 2017 11.47 11.52 % of total labor force Annual
Lesotho 2017 27.25 27.78 % of total labor force Annual
Liberia 2017 2.39 2.34 % of total labor force Annual
Madagascar 2017 1.8 1.8 % of total labor force Annual
Malawi 2017 5.9 5.86 % of total labor force Annual
Mali 2017 7.91 7.81 % of total labor force Annual
Mauritania 2017 9.88 9.84 % of total labor force Annual
Mauritius 2016 Q4 6.64 7.65 % Quarterly
Morocco 2016 Q3 9.63 8.58 % Quarterly
Mozambique 2017 25.04 25.15 % of total labor force Annual
Namibia 2017 23.33 23.35 % of total labor force Annual
Niger 2017 0.35 0.34 % of total labor force Annual
Rwanda 2017 1.3 1.23 % of total labor force Annual
Senegal 2017 4.84 4.85 % of total labor force Annual
Sierra Leone 2017 4.47 4.6 % of total labor force Annual
South Africa 2018 Q2 27.2 26.7 %, NSA Quarterly
Swaziland 2017 26.4 26.35 % of total labor force Annual
Tanzania 2017 2.21 2.17 % of total labor force Annual
Tunisia 2015 15.22 15.06 % Annual
Uganda 2017 2.1 2.01 % of total labor force Annual
Zambia 2017 7.79 7.78 % of total labor force Annual
Zimbabwe 2017 5.01 5.05 % of total labor force Annual
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World 2017 5.49 5.53 % of total labor force Annual
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West Bank/Gaza Strip 2017 27.4 26.89 % of total labor force Annual
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Netherland Antilles 2009 9.7 10.3 % Annual