Unemployment Percentages – Global List

Increasingly, we see two different measurements for unemployment: overall unemployment and youth unemployment. Both are important and will influence you: whether you are trying to find work or thinking of setting up in business.

Both overall and youth unemployment have disastrous  consequences for those involved and both can lead to serious political instability: sometimes revolution.

Overall unemployment

The underlying data from this list comes from many sources but it is presented in a very accessible way by Wikipedia.

Overall unemployment woldwide

Youth unemployment

This list comes from Trading Economics.  The definition of ‘youth’ seems to vary a little from country to country, but the overall picture is clear – and not good.

Youth unemployment worldwide

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