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Unemployment rate for males, 2022 - Country rankings:

The average for 2022 based on 176 countries was 6.83 percent.The highest value was in South Africa: 28.4 percent and the lowest value was in Qatar: 0.05 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Male unemployment, 2022 Global rank Available data
South Africa 28.4 1 1991 - 2022
Djibouti 23.78 2 1991 - 2022
Swaziland 22.67 3 1991 - 2022
Namibia 21.98 4 1991 - 2022
Palestine 21.31 5 1991 - 2022
R. of Congo 20.43 6 1991 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 19.49 7 1991 - 2022
Botswana 18.82 8 1991 - 2022
Somalia 17.37 9 1991 - 2022
Libya 17.32 10 1991 - 2022
Jordan 16.33 11 1991 - 2022
Gabon 16.19 12 1991 - 2022
Lesotho 16.09 13 1991 - 2022
North Macedonia 15.63 14 1991 - 2022
Saint Lucia 15.51 15 1991 - 2022
Armenia 14.75 16 1991 - 2022
Montenegro 14.75 17 1991 - 2022
Cape Verde 13.98 18 1991 - 2022
Sudan 13.73 19 1991 - 2022
Iraq 13.38 20 1991 - 2022
Tunisia 13.01 21 1991 - 2022
Yemen 12.48 22 1991 - 2022
Georgia 12.46 23 1991 - 2022
Haiti 12.13 24 1991 - 2022
N. Caledonia 11.92 25 1991 - 2022
Rwanda 11.9 26 1991 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 11.89 27 1991 - 2022
Albania 11.85 28 1991 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 11.69 29 1991 - 2022
Spain 11.54 30 1991 - 2022
Lebanon 11.02 31 1991 - 2022
Guyana 10.96 32 1991 - 2022
Angola 10.46 33 1991 - 2022
Mauritania 10.44 34 1991 - 2022
Nepal 10.21 35 1991 - 2022
Morocco 9.92 36 1991 - 2022
Bahamas 9.88 37 1991 - 2022
Algeria 9.39 38 1991 - 2022
Iran 9.38 39 1991 - 2022
Barbados 9.15 40 1991 - 2022
Greece 9.04 41 1991 - 2022
Costa Rica 8.92 42 1991 - 2022
Turkey 8.73 43 1991 - 2022
Serbia 8.71 44 1991 - 2022
Tajikistan 8.71 45 1991 - 2022
Colombia 8.67 46 1991 - 2022
Mongolia 8.62 47 1991 - 2022
Zimbabwe 8.23 48 1991 - 2022
Panama 8.1 49 1991 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 7.91 50 1991 - 2022
Latvia 7.84 51 1991 - 2022
Brazil 7.63 52 1991 - 2022
India 7.53 53 1991 - 2022
France 7.52 54 1991 - 2022
Comoros 7.37 55 1991 - 2022
Chile 7.31 56 1991 - 2022
Samoa 7.19 57 1991 - 2022
Finland 7.17 58 1991 - 2022
Italy 7.08 59 1991 - 2022
Sweden 6.85 60 1991 - 2022
Syria 6.81 61 1991 - 2022
Puerto Rico 6.67 62 1991 - 2022
Turkmenistan 6.65 63 1991 - 2022
Belize 6.47 64 1991 - 2022
Uruguay 6.47 65 1991 - 2022
Cyprus 6.32 66 1991 - 2022
Estonia 6.28 67 1991 - 2022
Suriname 6.25 68 1991 - 2022
Brunei 6.13 69 1991 - 2022
Lithuania 6.09 70 1991 - 2022
Croatia 6.05 71 1991 - 2022
Zambia 6.04 72 1991 - 2022
Hong Kong 6 73 1991 - 2022
Nigeria 5.97 74 1991 - 2022
Romania 5.95 75 1991 - 2022
Eritrea 5.93 76 1991 - 2022
Slovakia 5.91 77 1991 - 2022
Belgium 5.9 78 1991 - 2022
Argentina 5.88 79 1991 - 2022
Paraguay 5.73 80 1991 - 2022
C.A. Republic 5.71 81 1991 - 2022
Guinea 5.68 82 1991 - 2022
DR Congo 5.64 83 1991 - 2022
Gambia 5.63 84 1991 - 2022
Pakistan 5.55 85 1991 - 2022
Portugal 5.48 86 1991 - 2022
Nicaragua 5.47 87 1991 - 2022
Uzbekistan 5.45 88 1991 - 2022
Honduras 5.42 89 1991 - 2022
China 5.41 90 1991 - 2022
Canada 5.37 91 1991 - 2022
Jamaica 5.23 92 1991 - 2022
Kenya 5.21 93 1991 - 2022
Mauritius 5.21 94 1991 - 2022
Burkina Faso 5.18 95 1991 - 2022
Maldives 5.14 96 1991 - 2022
Belarus 5.06 97 1991 - 2022
Sri Lanka 5.06 98 1991 - 2022
Egypt 4.99 99 1991 - 2022
Togo 4.91 100 1991 - 2022
Austria 4.88 101 1991 - 2022
Venezuela 4.82 102 1991 - 2022
Bulgaria 4.71 103 1991 - 2022
Malawi 4.71 104 1991 - 2022
Sierra Leone 4.63 105 1991 - 2022
Azerbaijan 4.47 106 1991 - 2022
Kazakhstan 4.45 107 1991 - 2022
Ireland 4.34 108 1991 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 4.31 109 1991 - 2022
Luxembourg 4.29 110 1991 - 2022
Iceland 4.28 111 1991 - 2022
Liberia 4.25 112 1991 - 2022
Denmark 4.04 113 1991 - 2022
Slovenia 4.03 114 1991 - 2022
Bolivia 3.99 115 1991 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 3.99 116 1991 - 2022
Switzerland 3.99 117 1991 - 2022
G.-Bissau 3.96 118 1991 - 2022
Indonesia 3.89 119 1991 - 2022
Australia 3.78 120 1991 - 2022
Fiji 3.72 121 1991 - 2022
Uganda 3.71 122 1991 - 2022
Ghana 3.7 123 1991 - 2022
UK 3.68 124 1991 - 2022
USA 3.67 125 1991 - 2022
Papua N.G. 3.64 126 1991 - 2022
Malaysia 3.58 127 1991 - 2022
Mozambique 3.56 128 1991 - 2022
Bangladesh 3.54 129 1991 - 2022
El Salvador 3.54 130 1991 - 2022
Hungary 3.5 131 1991 - 2022
Cameroon 3.48 132 1991 - 2022
Ecuador 3.41 133 1991 - 2022
Israel 3.4 134 1991 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 3.4 135 1991 - 2022
Norway 3.35 136 1991 - 2022
Netherlands 3.33 137 1991 - 2022
Peru 3.31 138 1991 - 2022
Senegal 3.28 139 1991 - 2022
Mexico 3.27 140 1991 - 2022
Germany 3.22 141 1991 - 2022
Macao 3.08 142 1991 - 2022
New Zealand 3.07 143 1991 - 2022
Malta 3.01 144 1991 - 2022
Bhutan 2.98 145 1991 - 2022
Laos 2.97 146 1991 - 2022
Moldova 2.94 147 1991 - 2022
Ethiopia 2.91 148 1991 - 2022
Japan 2.88 149 1991 - 2022
North Korea 2.82 150 1991 - 2022
Mali 2.74 151 1991 - 2022
South Korea 2.66 152 1991 - 2022
Singapore 2.6 153 1991 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 2.41 154 1991 - 2022
Poland 2.39 155 1991 - 2022
Vanuatu 2.25 156 1991 - 2022
Tonga 2.24 157 1991 - 2022
Guatemala 2.18 158 1991 - 2022
Vietnam 2.17 159 1991 - 2022
Ivory Coast 2.13 160 1991 - 2022
Madagascar 2.08 161 1991 - 2022
Philippines 2.05 162 1991 - 2022
Tanzania 1.99 163 1991 - 2022
UA Emirates 1.93 164 1991 - 2022
Czechia 1.85 165 1991 - 2022
Chad 1.66 166 1991 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 1.47 167 1991 - 2022
Benin 1.39 168 1991 - 2022
Kuwait 1.2 169 1991 - 2022
Burundi 1.03 170 1991 - 2022
Oman 1.02 171 1991 - 2022
Thailand 0.83 172 1991 - 2022
Niger 0.64 173 1991 - 2022
Bahrain 0.61 174 1991 - 2022
Cambodia 0.3 175 1991 - 2022
Qatar 0.05 176 1991 - 2022


Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
28.40
23.78
22.67
21.98
21.31
20.43
19.49
18.82
17.37
17.32
16.33
16.19
16.09
15.63
15.51
14.75
14.75
13.98
13.73
13.38
13.01
12.48
12.46
12.13
11.92
11.90
11.89
11.85
11.69
11.54
11.02
10.96
10.46
10.44
10.21
9.92
9.88
9.39
9.38
9.15
9.04
8.92
8.73
8.71
8.71
8.67
8.62
8.23
8.10
7.91
7.84
7.63
7.53
7.52
7.37
7.31
7.19
7.17
7.08
6.85
6.81
6.67
6.65
6.47
6.47
6.32
6.28
6.25
6.13
6.09
6.05
6.04
6.00
5.97
5.95
5.93
5.91
5.90
5.88
5.73
5.71
5.68
5.64
5.63
5.55
5.48
5.47
5.45
5.42
5.41
5.37
5.23
5.21
5.21
5.18
5.14
5.06
5.06
4.99
4.91
4.88
4.82
4.71
4.71
4.63
4.47
4.45
4.34
4.31
4.29
4.28
4.25
4.04
4.03
3.99
3.99
3.99
3.96
3.89
3.78
3.72
3.71
3.70
3.68
3.67
3.64
3.58
3.56
3.54
3.54
3.50
3.48
3.41
3.40
3.40
3.35
3.33
3.31
3.28
3.27
3.22
3.08
3.07
3.01
2.98
2.97
2.94
2.91
2.88
2.82
2.74
2.66
2.60
2.41
2.39
2.25
2.24
2.18
2.17
2.13
2.08
2.05
1.99
1.93
1.85
1.66
1.47
1.39
1.20
1.03
1.02
0.83
0.64
0.61
0.30
0.05
0
7.1
14.2
21.3
28.4
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