* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Unemployment rate for males, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 178 countries was 6.41 percent. The highest value was in South Africa: 26.52 percent and the lowest value was in Qatar: 0.07 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Male unemployment, 2023 Global rank Available data
South Africa 26.52 1 1991 - 2023
Djibouti 22.14 2 1991 - 2023
Botswana 21.42 3 1991 - 2023
Namibia 20.83 4 1991 - 2023
Swaziland 20.55 5 1991 - 2023
St. Vincent & ... 20.03 6 1991 - 2023
R. of Congo 18.53 7 1991 - 2023
Jordan 17.7 8 1991 - 2023
Somalia 16.62 9 1991 - 2023
Yemen 16.5 10 1991 - 2023
Sudan 15.22 11 1991 - 2023
Libya 15.04 12 1991 - 2023
Montenegro 14.65 13 1991 - 2023
Gabon 14.52 14 1991 - 2023
Lesotho 14.52 15 1991 - 2023
Afghanistan 14.41 16 1991 - 2023
Tunisia 14.21 17 1991 - 2023
Angola 14.13 18 1991 - 2023
Saint Lucia 14.12 19 1991 - 2023
Rwanda 13.59 20 1991 - 2023
North Macedonia 13.51 21 1991 - 2023
Iraq 13.17 22 1991 - 2023
Georgia 13.02 23 1991 - 2023
Cape Verde 12.53 24 1991 - 2023
Haiti 12.03 25 1991 - 2023
Albania 11.2 26 1991 - 2023
Armenia 10.85 27 1991 - 2023
Syria 10.82 28 1991 - 2023
Spain 10.5 29 1991 - 2023
Lebanon 10.19 30 1991 - 2023
N. Caledonia 10.19 31 1991 - 2023
Nepal 10.04 32 1991 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz. 10.02 33 1991 - 2023
Algeria 10 34 1991 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 9.96 35 1991 - 2023
Bahamas 9.48 36 1991 - 2023
Morocco 9.35 37 1991 - 2023
Guyana 9.18 38 1991 - 2023
Barbados 8.98 39 1991 - 2023
Chile 8.76 40 1991 - 2023
Zimbabwe 8.71 41 1991 - 2023
Mauritania 8.24 42 1991 - 2023
Turkey 8.21 43 1991 - 2023
Greece 8.12 44 1991 - 2023
Serbia 7.88 45 1991 - 2023
Latvia 7.83 46 1991 - 2023
Tajikistan 7.81 47 1991 - 2023
Sweden 7.74 48 1991 - 2023
Colombia 7.7 49 1991 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 7.68 50 1991 - 2023
Finland 7.59 51 1991 - 2023
Uruguay 7.43 52 1991 - 2023
Iran 7.4 53 1991 - 2023
France 7.31 54 1991 - 2023
Costa Rica 7.29 55 1991 - 2023
Puerto Rico 7.07 56 1991 - 2023
Italy 6.84 57 1991 - 2023
Lithuania 6.74 58 1991 - 2023
Estonia 6.53 59 1991 - 2023
Brazil 6.51 60 1991 - 2023
Panama 6.51 61 1991 - 2023
Cyprus 6.36 62 1991 - 2023
Argentina 6.29 63 1991 - 2023
Samoa 6.28 64 1991 - 2023
Belgium 6.15 65 1991 - 2023
Mongolia 6.14 66 1991 - 2023
Portugal 6.05 67 1991 - 2023
Romania 5.98 68 1991 - 2023
Turkmenistan 5.85 69 1991 - 2023
Slovakia 5.7 70 1991 - 2023
Suriname 5.69 71 1991 - 2023
Canada 5.56 72 1991 - 2023
Venezuela 5.54 73 1991 - 2023
China 5.51 74 1991 - 2023
C.A. Republic 5.5 75 1991 - 2023
Croatia 5.49 76 1991 - 2023
Austria 5.45 77 1991 - 2023
Guinea 5.36 78 1991 - 2023
DR Congo 5.33 79 1991 - 2023
Luxembourg 5.32 80 1991 - 2023
Belize 5.31 81 1991 - 2023
Comoros 5.22 82 1991 - 2023
Honduras 5.15 83 1991 - 2023
Pakistan 5.11 84 1991 - 2023
Eritrea 5.09 85 1991 - 2023
Burkina Faso 5.07 86 1991 - 2023
Gambia 5 87 1991 - 2023
India 4.96 88 1991 - 2023
Denmark 4.87 89 1991 - 2023
Sri Lanka 4.84 90 1991 - 2023
Azerbaijan 4.77 91 1991 - 2023
Hong Kong 4.71 92 1991 - 2023
Nicaragua 4.66 93 1991 - 2023
Egypt 4.63 94 1991 - 2023
Togo 4.62 95 1991 - 2023
Jamaica 4.6 96 1991 - 2023
Paraguay 4.59 97 1991 - 2023
Ireland 4.57 98 1991 - 2023
UK 4.52 99 1991 - 2023
Bhutan 4.47 100 1991 - 2023
Maldives 4.43 101 1991 - 2023
Laos 4.34 102 1991 - 2023
Bulgaria 4.21 103 1991 - 2023
Sierra Leone 4.19 104 1991 - 2023
Hungary 4.18 105 1991 - 2023
Malawi 4.16 106 1991 - 2023
Vanuatu 4.13 107 1991 - 2023
Belarus 4.12 108 1991 - 2023
Kazakhstan 4.07 109 1991 - 2023
Papua N.G. 3.87 110 1991 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 3.85 111 1991 - 2023
USA 3.8 112 1991 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 3.77 113 1991 - 2023
Kenya 3.77 114 1991 - 2023
Australia 3.7 115 1991 - 2023
Zambia 3.65 116 1991 - 2023
Iceland 3.62 117 1991 - 2023
Norway 3.62 118 1991 - 2023
Fiji 3.61 119 1991 - 2023
Switzerland 3.61 120 1991 - 2023
New Zealand 3.55 121 1991 - 2023
Bolivia 3.5 122 1991 - 2023
G.-Bissau 3.5 123 1991 - 2023
Slovenia 3.5 124 1991 - 2023
Malaysia 3.48 125 1991 - 2023
Mauritius 3.48 126 1991 - 2023
Indonesia 3.46 127 1991 - 2023
Liberia 3.46 128 1991 - 2023
Ghana 3.45 129 1991 - 2023
Israel 3.43 130 1991 - 2023
Brunei 3.38 131 1991 - 2023
Mozambique 3.38 132 1991 - 2023
Mali 3.32 133 1991 - 2023
Netherlands 3.29 134 1991 - 2023
Cameroon 3.21 135 1991 - 2023
Germany 3.21 136 1991 - 2023
Uzbekistan 3.17 137 1991 - 2023
Russia 3.09 138 1991 - 2023
Bangladesh 3.07 139 1991 - 2023
Singapore 3.04 140 1991 - 2023
Ecuador 3 141 1991 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago 2.96 142 1991 - 2023
Peru 2.89 143 1991 - 2023
Poland 2.88 144 1991 - 2023
North Korea 2.87 145 1991 - 2023
Senegal 2.85 146 1991 - 2023
Japan 2.81 147 1991 - 2023
Mexico 2.78 148 1991 - 2023
Malta 2.66 149 1991 - 2023
South Korea 2.64 150 1991 - 2023
El Salvador 2.57 151 1991 - 2023
Burma 2.54 152 1991 - 2023
Nigeria 2.36 153 1991 - 2023
Ethiopia 2.33 154 1991 - 2023
Uganda 2.32 155 1991 - 2023
Guatemala 2.28 156 1991 - 2023
Czechia 2.22 157 1991 - 2023
UA Emirates 2.15 158 1991 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 2.1 159 1991 - 2023
Philippines 2.05 160 1991 - 2023
Moldova 1.96 161 1991 - 2023
Ivory Coast 1.95 162 1991 - 2023
Tonga 1.88 163 1991 - 2023
Macao 1.81 164 1991 - 2023
Madagascar 1.8 165 1991 - 2023
Vietnam 1.76 166 1991 - 2023
Tanzania 1.68 167 1991 - 2023
Solomon Isl. 1.55 168 1991 - 2023
Chad 1.2 169 1991 - 2023
Benin 1.18 170 1991 - 2023
Burundi 0.96 171 1991 - 2023
Kuwait 0.9 172 1991 - 2023
Thailand 0.78 173 1991 - 2023
Oman 0.76 174 1991 - 2023
Niger 0.61 175 1991 - 2023
Bahrain 0.51 176 1991 - 2023
Cambodia 0.19 177 1991 - 2023
Qatar 0.07 178 1991 - 2023



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

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