* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Unemployment rate forecast, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 5 countries was 19.31 percent. The highest value was in Sudan: 45.96 percent and the lowest value was in the Seychelles: 3 percent. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2028. 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, 2023 Global rank Available data
Sudan 45.96 1 1981 - 2028
South Africa 32.8 2 1980 - 2028
Cape Verde 8.5 3 1980 - 2028
Mauritius 6.27 4 1982 - 2028
Seychelles 3 5 1995 - 2028



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.
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