North Korea: Male unemployment

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 North Korea

Unemployment rate for males

 Latest value 2.82
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 2.69
 Min - Max 2.11 - 3.07
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1991 to 2022. The average value for North Korea during that period was 2.69 percent with a minimum of 2.11 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 3.07 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2022 is 2.82 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 6.83 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
North Korea - Male unemployment - recent values

Historical chart
North Korea - Male unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2022




Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 15.83 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.07 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.12 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 2.82 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 7.15 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 74.59 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.57 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 69.65 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 79.71 2023 percent
 Self-employment 83.02 2022 percent
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