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Unemployment rate forecast, 2022 - Country rankings:

The average for 2022 based on 100 countries was 7.11 percent.The highest value was in South Africa: 34.63 percent and the lowest value was in Thailand: 1 percent. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2027. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: International Monetary Fund
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Countries Unemployment rate forecast, 2022 Global rank Available data
South Africa 34.63 1 1980 - 2027
Sudan 30.61 2 1981 - 2027
Georgia 18.69 3 1996 - 2027
Bosnia & Herz. 17.3 4 1995 - 2027
North Macedonia 15.25 5 1996 - 2027
Armenia 15.2 6 2001 - 2027
Bahamas 13.88 7 1986 - 2027
Spain 12.69 8 1980 - 2027
Greece 12.6 9 1980 - 2027
Costa Rica 12.5 10 1980 - 2027
Colombia 11.29 11 1980 - 2027
Morocco 11.11 12 1995 - 2027
Suriname 10.9 13 1994 - 2027
Barbados 10.85 14 1981 - 2027
Turkey 10.76 15 1980 - 2027
Albania 10.3 16 1980 - 2027
Uzbekistan 10 17 2002 - 2027
Serbia 9.89 18 1997 - 2027
Brazil 9.77 19 1991 - 2027
Panama 9.51 20 1980 - 2027
Iran 9.38 21 1990 - 2027
Kyrgyzstan 9.01 22 1994 - 2027
Italy 8.8 23 1980 - 2027
Cape Verde 8.5 24 1980 - 2027
Belize 8.49 25 1990 - 2027
El Salvador 8.2 26 1988 - 2027
Chile 7.85 27 1980 - 2027
Uruguay 7.85 28 1983 - 2027
Aruba 7.77 29 1991 - 2027
Mauritius 7.66 30 1982 - 2027
Sweden 7.64 31 1980 - 2027
Peru 7.6 32 1980 - 2027
Nicaragua 7.52 33 1980 - 2027
France 7.45 34 1980 - 2027
Latvia 7.42 35 1992 - 2027
Egypt 7.32 36 1990 - 2027
Mongolia 7.29 37 2007 - 2027
Lithuania 7.25 38 1999 - 2027
Paraguay 7.16 39 1983 - 2027
Finland 7.05 40 1980 - 2027
Argentina 6.9 41 1980 - 2027
Croatia 6.9 42 1991 - 2027
Brunei 6.82 43 2011 - 2027
Cyprus 6.73 44 1982 - 2027
Estonia 6.59 45 1993 - 2027
Fiji 6.5 46 1986 - 2027
Domin. Rep. 6.44 47 1991 - 2027
Pakistan 6.2 48 1983 - 2027
Slovakia 6.2 49 1993 - 2027
Portugal 6.11 50 1980 - 2027
Puerto Rico 6 51 1980 - 2027
San Marino 5.9 52 2001 - 2027
Azerbaijan 5.89 53 2000 - 2027
Philippines 5.73 54 1985 - 2027
Bahrain 5.55 55 2007 - 2027
Indonesia 5.5 56 1984 - 2027
Romania 5.5 57 1985 - 2027
Belgium 5.45 58 1980 - 2027
Canada 5.29 59 1980 - 2027
Sri Lanka 5.25 60 1990 - 2027
Denmark 5.2 61 1980 - 2027
Bulgaria 5.13 62 1989 - 2027
Luxembourg 5 63 1980 - 2027
Kazakhstan 4.9 64 1994 - 2027
Ireland 4.73 65 1985 - 2027
Honduras 4.56 66 1980 - 2027
Hong Kong 4.51 67 1980 - 2027
Belarus 4.5 68 1993 - 2027
Bolivia 4.5 69 2000 - 2027
Austria 4.47 70 1980 - 2027
Malaysia 4.45 71 1985 - 2027
Slovenia 4.29 72 1992 - 2027
China 4.2 73 1980 - 2027
Iceland 4 74 1980 - 2027
Russia 4 75 1992 - 2027
Ecuador 3.95 76 1988 - 2027
Israel 3.9 77 1980 - 2027
Norway 3.9 78 1980 - 2027
UK 3.83 79 1980 - 2027
USA 3.67 80 1980 - 2027
Australia 3.64 81 1980 - 2027
Taiwan 3.6 82 1980 - 2027
Moldova 3.5 83 1993 - 2027
Netherlands 3.5 84 1980 - 2027
Mexico 3.43 85 1980 - 2027
Hungary 3.41 86 1980 - 2027
New Zealand 3.35 87 1980 - 2027
Malta 3.2 88 1983 - 2027
Macao 3 89 2001 - 2027
Seychelles 3 90 1995 - 2027
South Korea 3 91 1980 - 2027
Germany 2.94 92 1980 - 2027
Poland 2.78 93 1990 - 2027
Japan 2.55 94 1980 - 2027
Czechia 2.5 95 1995 - 2027
Vietnam 2.4 96 1990 - 2027
Switzerland 2.23 97 1980 - 2027
Singapore 2.1 98 1980 - 2027
Andorra 2 99 2010 - 2027
Thailand 1 100 2001 - 2027

Economic outlook around the world

Definition: The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of people employed plus unemployed). The series includes actual historical values for past years and forecast values for the current and the next few years.
34.63
30.61
18.69
17.30
15.25
15.20
13.88
12.69
12.60
12.50
11.29
11.11
10.90
10.85
10.76
10.30
10.00
9.89
9.77
9.51
9.38
9.01
8.80
8.50
8.49
8.20
7.85
7.85
7.77
7.66
7.64
7.60
7.52
7.45
7.42
7.32
7.29
7.25
7.16
7.05
6.90
6.90
6.82
6.73
6.59
6.50
6.44
6.20
6.20
6.11
6.00
5.90
5.89
5.73
5.55
5.50
5.50
5.45
5.29
5.25
5.20
5.13
5.00
4.90
4.73
4.56
4.51
4.50
4.50
4.47
4.45
4.29
4.20
4.00
4.00
3.95
3.90
3.90
3.83
3.67
3.64
3.60
3.50
3.50
3.43
3.41
3.35
3.20
3.00
3.00
3.00
2.94
2.78
2.55
2.50
2.40
2.23
2.10
2.00
1.00
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17.3
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34.63
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