Unemployment rate by country: the latest data

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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.

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

Countries Latest available value Reference date Value 3 months ago Value 12 months ago
Albania 11.10 Q2 / 2022 11.30 11.60
Algeria 11.10 Q4 / 2017 11.70 9.90
Andorra 2.20 Q1 / 2022 2.20 3.10
Angola 31.60 Q2 / 2022 30.80 31.60
Argentina 6.90 Q2 / 2022 7.00 9.60
Armenia 12.95 Q2 / 2022 15.51 15.68
Australia 3.45 Sep / 2022 3.43 4.56
Austria 4.80 Sep / 2022 4.00 4.60
Azerbaijan 5.80 Q2 / 2022 5.90 6.60
Barbados 12.40 Q3 / 2021 15.90 17.85
Belarus 3.36 Q3 / 2022 3.67 3.66
Belgium 5.80 Sep / 2022 5.70 6.30
Bolivia 2.95 Sep / 2022 3.17 4.76
Bosnia and Herzegovina 29.74 Sep / 2022 29.99 31.73
Brazil 8.70 Sep / 2022 9.30 12.60
Bulgaria 4.20 Sep / 2022 4.40 4.40
Canada 4.70 Sep / 2022 4.70 6.30
Chile 8.04 Sep / 2022 7.81 8.41
China 5.50 Q3 / 2022 5.50 3.88
Colombia 10.75 Sep / 2022 11.26 11.96
Costa Rica 11.95 Q3 / 2022 11.68 15.30
Croatia 5.70 Sep / 2022 5.70 6.50
Cyprus 7.40 Sep / 2022 7.70 5.50
Czechia 2.20 Sep / 2022 2.40 2.50
Denmark 4.40 Sep / 2022 3.90 4.80
Dominican Republic 5.17 Q2 / 2022 6.43 7.62
Ecuador 4.10 Q3 / 2022 4.00 4.90
Egypt 7.40 Q3 / 2022 7.20 7.50
Estonia 5.60 Sep / 2022 5.90 5.50
Euro area 6.60 Sep / 2022 6.40 7.30
Faroe Islands 0.50 Sep / 2022 0.60 0.90
Finland 5.80 Oct / 2022 6.60 6.00
France 7.20 Sep / 2022 7.00 7.80
Georgia 15.58 Q3 / 2022 18.15 19.52
Germany 2.90 Sep / 2022 2.80 3.30
Greece 10.80 Sep / 2022 11.80 12.30
Hong Kong 3.90 Oct / 2022 4.50 4.50
Hungary 3.70 Sep / 2022 2.90 3.30
Iceland 2.70 Sep / 2022 3.30 2.80
India 7.77 Oct / 2022 6.83 7.74
Iran 9.40 Q1 / 2022 8.90 9.50
Ireland 4.10 Oct / 2022 4.60 4.90
Israel 4.10 Oct / 2022 3.50 5.00
Italy 7.90 Sep / 2022 7.80 9.00
Jamaica 6.60 Q2 / 2022 6.00 8.50
Japan 2.70 Sep / 2022 2.70 2.80
Jordan 22.60 Q2 / 2022 22.80 24.80
Kazakhstan 4.90 Q3 / 2022 4.90 4.90
Kenya 6.60 Q1 / 2021 5.40 5.20
Kyrgyzstan 2.90 Jun / 2022 3.00 2.90
Latvia 6.30 Sep / 2022 6.40 6.80
Liechtenstein 1.50 Dec / 2021 1.50 1.80
Lithuania 4.70 Sep / 2022 5.20 6.30
Luxembourg 4.30 Sep / 2022 4.00 4.80
Macao 4.10 Jul / 2022 3.50 2.90
North Macedonia 14.49 Q2 / 2022 14.76 15.88
Malaysia 3.60 Sep / 2022 3.80 4.50
Malta 3.00 Sep / 2022 2.90 3.30
Mauritius 8.08 Q2 / 2022 8.65 10.51
Mexico 3.14 Sep / 2022 3.32 3.94
Moldova 2.40 Q2 / 2022 3.00 3.60
Mongolia 7.80 Q2 / 2022 8.50 8.40
Montenegro 14.58 Q2 / 2022 16.80 17.10
Morocco 11.40 Q3 / 2022 11.20 11.80
Netherlands 3.70 Oct / 2022 3.40 4.00
New Zealand 3.20 Sep / 2022 3.20 4.20
Nigeria 33.28 Q4 / 2020 27.11 21.80
Norway 3.50 Sep / 2022 3.40 3.80
Palestine 24.70 Q3 / 2022 24.20 27.30
Paraguay 6.74 Q2 / 2022 8.47 8.55
Philippines 5.71 Q1 / 2022 6.37 8.73
Poland 2.50 Sep / 2022 2.50 3.00
Portugal 6.20 Sep / 2022 5.60 6.40
Puerto Rico 6.00 Aug / 2022 5.90 9.10
Qatar 0.13 Q2 / 2022 0.13 0.15
Romania 5.20 Sep / 2022 5.10 5.30
Russia 4.30 Nov / 2021 4.40 6.10
Rwanda 23.03 Q2 / 2022 16.48 23.46
Saudi Arabia 5.81 Q2 / 2022 6.01 6.57
Senegal 22.00 Q2 / 2022 25.80 23.20
Serbia 8.90 Q2 / 2022 10.60 11.10
Seychelles 3.30 Q4 / 2020 4.80 2.30
Singapore 2.00 Q3 / 2022 2.10 2.80
Slovakia 5.90 Sep / 2022 6.10 6.70
Slovenia 4.10 Sep / 2022 4.20 4.50
South Africa 33.90 Q2 / 2022 34.50 34.40
South Korea 2.40 Oct / 2022 2.90 2.80
Spain 12.80 Sep / 2022 12.20 14.20
Sweden 7.10 Oct / 2022 6.40 7.60
Switzerland 3.90 Jun / 2022 4.50 4.90
Taiwan 3.64 Oct / 2022 3.78 3.83
Tajikistan 2.20 Mar / 2019 2.20 2.20
Thailand 1.37 Q2 / 2022 1.53 1.89
Trinidad and Tobago 4.70 Q2 / 2021 6.50 5.10
Tunisia 15.30 Q3 / 2022 15.30 18.40
Turkey 10.90 Nov / 2021 12.00 12.90
USA 3.50 Sep / 2022 3.60 4.70
Ukraine 10.50 Q4 / 2021 9.10 10.10
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Q1 / 2018 3.90 4.70
United Kingdom 3.60 Jun / 2022 3.80 4.60
Uruguay 8.30 Sep / 2022 8.40 9.40
Venezuela 6.40 Dec / 2018 6.70 6.10
Vietnam 2.28 Q3 / 2022 2.32 3.98
Zambia 12.50 Q4 / 2018 11.10 14.38
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