Unemployment rate by country: the latest data

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The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.



Countries Latest value Reference Three months ago One year ago
Albania 10.65 Q4 / 2023 10.54 10.84
Algeria 11.10 Q4 / 2017 11.70 9.90
Andorra 1.10 Q4 / 2023 1.20 1.70
Angola 32.40 Q1 / 2024 31.90 30.20
Argentina 5.70 Q4 / 2023 5.70 6.30
Armenia 13.10 Q4 / 2023 12.05 14.53
Australia 4.13 Mar / 2024 3.78 3.80
Austria 4.60 Apr / 2024 5.50 5.20
Azerbaijan 5.50 Q4 / 2023 5.50 5.60
Barbados 8.50 Q2 / 2023 8.90 9.30
Belarus 3.26 Q1 / 2024 3.48 3.60
Belgium 5.70 Apr / 2024 5.70 5.50
Bolivia 3.11 Dec / 2023 2.65 3.38
Bosnia and Herzegovina 28.22 Mar / 2024 28.71 29.28
Brazil 7.90 Mar / 2024 7.40 8.80
Bulgaria 5.00 Apr / 2024 4.90 4.80
Canada 6.40 Mar / 2024 5.30 5.40
Chile 8.68 Mar / 2024 8.48 8.81
China 5.20 Q1 / 2024 5.10 5.30
Colombia 11.29 Mar / 2024 10.01 10.03
Costa Rica 7.82 Q1 / 2024 7.30 10.60
Croatia 5.10 Apr / 2024 6.30 6.00
Cyprus 4.00 Apr / 2024 6.70 5.90
Czechia 2.70 Apr / 2024 3.20 2.70
Denmark 5.60 Apr / 2024 6.30 4.90
Dominican Republic 4.99 Q4 / 2023 5.35 4.78
Ecuador 3.80 Q1 / 2024 3.40 3.60
Egypt 6.70 Q1 / 2024 6.90 7.10
Estonia 7.70 Apr / 2024 7.70 6.20
Euro area 6.60 Mar / 2024 6.40 6.70
Faroe Islands 1.10 Mar / 2024 0.90 0.80
Finland 9.20 Apr / 2024 8.30 7.90
France 7.00 Apr / 2024 7.80 7.00
Georgia 14.02 Q1 / 2024 15.34 18.00
Germany 3.20 Apr / 2024 3.20 3.10
Greece 10.90 Apr / 2024 12.60 11.80
Hong Kong 2.90 Mar / 2024 2.80 3.10
Hungary 4.40 Apr / 2024 4.50 3.90
Iceland 4.50 Mar / 2024 3.80 3.30
India 7.80 Mar / 2023 8.30 7.57
Iran 8.20 Q2 / 2023 9.00 9.20
Ireland 4.00 May / 2024 4.00 4.30
Israel 3.30 Mar / 2024 3.20 3.70
Italy 6.80 Apr / 2024 7.60 8.00
Jamaica 4.20 Q3 / 2023 4.50 6.00
Japan 2.70 Mar / 2024 2.30 2.80
Jordan 21.40 Q4 / 2023 22.30 22.90
Kazakhstan 4.70 Q1 / 2024 4.70 4.80
Kenya 4.90 Q4 / 2022 5.30 5.60
Kyrgyzstan 2.50 Dec / 2023 2.60 2.80
Latvia 6.90 Apr / 2024 7.20 6.30
Liechtenstein 1.40 Dec / 2023 1.40 1.40
Lithuania 7.30 Apr / 2024 8.40 6.90
Luxembourg 5.50 Apr / 2024 5.90 4.80
Macao 2.10 Mar / 2024 2.30 3.10
North Macedonia 12.87 Q1 / 2024 10.08 13.26
Malaysia 3.30 Mar / 2024 3.30 3.50
Malta 3.10 Apr / 2024 2.90 3.30
Mauritius 6.11 Q4 / 2023 6.27 6.80
Mexico 2.66 Mar / 2024 2.77 2.79
Moldova 4.40 Q1 / 2024 4.90 5.50
Mongolia 3.90 Q4 / 2023 5.20 5.30
Montenegro 12.20 Q4 / 2023 11.80 14.50
Morocco 13.70 Q1 / 2024 13.00 12.90
Netherlands 3.60 Apr / 2024 3.80 3.30
New Zealand 4.30 Mar / 2024 3.60 4.60
Nigeria 33.28 Q4 / 2020 27.11 21.80
Norway 4.30 Apr / 2024 4.50 3.50
Palestine 24.10 Q3 / 2023 24.70 24.70
Paraguay 6.90 Q1 / 2024 5.23 6.51
Philippines 4.05 Q1 / 2024 4.47 4.48
Poland 2.90 Apr / 2024 3.20 2.60
Portugal 6.30 Apr / 2024 6.80 6.60
Puerto Rico 5.80 Jan / 2024 5.50 5.60
Qatar 0.13 Q4 / 2023 0.13 0.13
Romania 5.10 Apr / 2024 5.50 5.40
Russia 2.68 Mar / 2024 2.99 3.45
Rwanda 12.92 Q1 / 2024 16.85 17.23
Saudi Arabia 4.43 Q4 / 2023 5.12 4.77
Senegal 22.30 Q4 / 2023 19.50 21.90
Serbia 9.40 Q1 / 2024 9.10 10.10
Seychelles 2.80 Q4 / 2023 3.30 3.30
Singapore 2.10 Q1 / 2024 2.00 1.80
Slovakia 5.40 Apr / 2024 5.70 5.80
Slovenia 3.20 Apr / 2024 3.60 3.60
South Africa 32.90 Q1 / 2024 32.10 32.90
South Korea 3.00 Mar / 2024 3.30 2.90
Spain 11.60 Apr / 2024 12.30 12.10
Sri Lanka 4.30 Q4 / 2023 4.70 4.80
Sweden 8.90 Apr / 2024 8.50 7.50
Switzerland 4.30 Mar / 2024 4.00 4.20
Taiwan 3.38 Mar / 2024 3.33 3.56
Tajikistan 2.20 Mar / 2019 2.20 2.20
Thailand 0.79 Q4 / 2023 0.85 1.15
Trinidad and Tobago 3.20 Q3 / 2023 3.70 5.40
Tunisia 16.40 Q4 / 2023 15.80 15.20
Turkey 8.80 Mar / 2024 8.90 10.30
USA 3.80 Mar / 2024 3.70 3.50
Ukraine 10.50 Q4 / 2021 9.10 10.10
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Q1 / 2018 3.90 4.70
United Kingdom 3.90 Dec / 2023 4.00 3.80
Uruguay 8.30 Feb / 2024 8.30 8.10
Venezuela 6.40 Dec / 2018 6.70 6.10
Vietnam 2.24 Q1 / 2024 2.26 2.25
Zambia 12.50 Q4 / 2018 11.10 14.38
Zimbabwe 20.70 Q4 / 2023 21.00 19.10



The table shows the latest data for the unemployment rate available from the national authorities. Note that these numbers are updated daily. The table also shows the unemployment rate three months ago and one year ago.

The unemployment rate is defined as the number of people who don't have a job and are actively looking for one as percent of the labor force. The labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people. Note that these categories do not include the so-called discouraged workers. These are people who can work and want to work but are not actively looking as they believe that they cannot find a job. Hence, besides unemployment, it is also useful to look at employment in order to evaluate the health of the labor market.

The unemployment rate includes three components: the structural unemployment that is generated as some sectors of the economy decline and others expand; the frictional unemployment that captures people who are between jobs for personal reasons; and the cyclical unemployment that is related to the business cycle. The more flexible the labor market in terms of hiring and firing and setting wages, the lower the first two components of the unemployment rate.

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