The 20 countries with the highest unemployment rate in 2017

Countries with the highest unemployment rate The statistic shows the 20 countries with the highest unemployment rate. With an estimated unemployment rate of 77 percent, according to data obtained in 2017, Burkina Faso is the country with the highest unemployment rate in the world.
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Unemployment rate
Burkina Faso77%
Syria50%
Senegal48%
Haiti40.6%
Kenya40%
Djibouti40%
Marshall Islands36%
Republic of the Congo36%
Namibia34%
Kiribati30.6%
Kosovo30.5%
Libya30%
American Samoa29.8%
Lesotho28.1%
Eswatini28%
Gabon28%
South Africa27.6%
Yemen27%
Gaza Strip26.7%
West Bank26.7%
Unemployment rate
Burkina Faso77%
Syria50%
Senegal48%
Haiti40.6%
Kenya40%
Djibouti40%
Marshall Islands36%
Republic of the Congo36%
Namibia34%
Kiribati30.6%
Kosovo30.5%
Libya30%
American Samoa29.8%
Lesotho28.1%
Eswatini28%
Gabon28%
South Africa27.6%
Yemen27%
Gaza Strip26.7%
West Bank26.7%
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The statistic shows the 20 countries with the highest unemployment rate. With an estimated unemployment rate of 77 percent, according to data obtained in 2017, Burkina Faso is the country with the highest unemployment rate in the world.
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Release date
2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
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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