Global underemployment rate by region 2011

This statistic shows the global underemployment rate in 2011, by region. In 2011, the worldwide underemployment rate was at 17 percent. Underemployment in Europe was at 18 percent.

Underemployment refers to an employment situation that is insufficient in some important way for the worker, relative to a standard. Examples include holding a part-time job despite desiring full-time work.

Global underemployment rate in 2011, by region

underemployment rate
Middle East and North Africa32%
Sub-Saharan Africa32%
Americas23%
Europe18%
Worldwide17%
Former Soviet Union14%
Asia13%
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Source

Release date

April 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011

Number of respondents

187,119 in 148 countries

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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