The 20 countries with the highest unemployment rate

Countries with the highest unemployment rate The statistic shows the 20 countries with the highest unemployment rate. With an estimated unemployment rate of 95 percent, according to data obtained in 2009, Zimbabwe is the country with the highest unemployment rate in the world.
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Unemployment rate
Zimbabwe95%
Burkina Faso77%
Djibouti60%
Syria50%
Senegal48%
Bosnia Herzegovina41.7%
Haiti40.6%
Kenya40%
Marshall Islands36%
Republic of the Congo36%
Afghanistan35%
Kosovo34.8%
Grenada33.5%
Kiribati30.6%
Libya30%
American Samoa29.8%
Lesotho28.1%
Namibia28.1%
Swaziland28%
Gabon28%
Unemployment rate
Zimbabwe95%
Burkina Faso77%
Djibouti60%
Syria50%
Senegal48%
Bosnia Herzegovina41.7%
Haiti40.6%
Kenya40%
Marshall Islands36%
Republic of the Congo36%
Afghanistan35%
Kosovo34.8%
Grenada33.5%
Kiribati30.6%
Libya30%
American Samoa29.8%
Lesotho28.1%
Namibia28.1%
Swaziland28%
Gabon28%
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The statistic shows the 20 countries with the highest unemployment rate. With an estimated unemployment rate of 95 percent, according to data obtained in 2009, Zimbabwe is the country with the highest unemployment rate in the world.
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Release date
2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2000 to 2016
Supplementary notes
The periods during which the data were collected vary considerably. See source for more detailed information. The source shows variation in collection periods because in some cases no continuous survey was carried out. The data are predominantly estimations.

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