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Worldwide Unemployment Figures

  Percentage unemployed
 YearBoth sexesMaleFemale
Albania19919.1%n.a.%n.a%
Algeria199223.824.220.3
Argentina199518.816.522.3
Australia19958.58.88.0
Austria19964.13.94.5
Bahamas199413.312.614.0
Barbados199519.716.522.9
Belarus19952.72.23.3
Belgium19959.37.312.2
Belize199411.19.015.1
Bolivia19964.23.74.5
Brazil19936.25.47.4
Bulgaria199511.1n.a.n.a.
Canada19959.59.89.2
Chile19954.74.45.3
China19942.80.81.1
Hong Kong19962.83.12.3
Costa Rica19955.24.66.5
Croatia199316.814.020.1
Cyprus19952.61.93.7
Czech Republic19963.93.34.6
Denmark19957.05.68.6
Dominican Republic199616.710.228.7
Ecuador19947.15.89.3
Egypt199411.07.422.8
El Salvador19957.78.75.9
Estonia19958.79.67.7
Fiji19955.4n.a.n.a.
Finland199517.417.316.7
France199511.69.813.9
French Guiana19919.78.211.6
Germany19968.88.29.6
Greece199510.06.715.4
Guadeloupe199119.9n.a.n.a.
Guam19935.5n.a.n.a.
Honduras19953.23.13.4
Hungary19969.910.78.8
Iceland19963.73.44.1
Ireland199611.911.911.9
Israel!9956.95.68.6
Italy199411.18.515.8
Jamaica199215.99.722.9
Japan19953.23.13.2
Kazakhstan19931.0n.a.n.a.
Korea, South19962.02.31.6
Latvia19956.66.07.2
Lithuania19957.36.68.0
Luxembourg19942.7n.a.n.a.
Macau19953.64.13.0
Macedonia199535.631.941.7
Malaysia19952.8%n.a.%n.a.%
Malta19934.55.22.5
Mauritius19959.87.813.9
Mexico19954.74.65.0
Moldova19951.0n.a.n.a
Morocco199216.013.025.3
Netherlands19957.15.98.8
Netherlands Antilles199412.8n.a.n.a.
New Zealand19966.16.26.1
Nicaragua199114.011.319.4
Norway19954.95.24.6
Pakistan19944.83.910.0
Panama199613.911.019.4
Paraguay19944.44.93.7
Peru19957.16.08.7
Philippines19958.47.79.4
Poland199612.311.013.9
Portugal19967.26.48.2
Puerto Rico199513.716.610.8
Réunion199334.4n.a.n.a.
Romania19966.76.37.4
Russia19969.39.69.0
San Marino19953.91.57.0
Singapore19963.02.93.1
Slovakia199513.113.812.6
Slovenia19967.37.57.0
South Africa19954.5n.a.n.a.
Spain199522.918.230.6
Sri Lanka199512.58.819.7
Suriname199412.711.415.0
Sweden19968.08.57.5
Switzerland19963.73.44.1
Syria19916.85.214.0
Thailand19931.51.21.8
Trinidad and
Tobago
199517.215.120.6
Turkey19956.66.66.8
United
Kingdom
19968.29.76.3
United States19955.65.65.6
U.S. Virgin
Islands
19955.7n.an.a.
Uruguay199510.28.013.2
Uzbekistan19950.40.30.5
Venezuela199510.39.012.8
Source: International Labour Office, Year Book of Labour Statistics 1997 (Geneva, 1997). Unless otherwise indicated, data are from labor force sample surveys or general household sample surveys.

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