SDG 8 · Indicator

Unemployment rate

% of total labor force


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Description

Modeled estimate of the share of the labor force that is without work but is available and actively seeking employment. The indicator reflects the inability of an economy to generate employment for people who want to work but are not doing so.

Long-Term Objective

Average of best performers

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.5.

Global-only

This indicator is used for non-OECD countries only.

Reference

ILO

Unemployment rate

% of total labor force
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Bangladesh

Brazil

China

India

Indonesia

Mexico

Nigeria

Pakistan

Russian Federation

United States

Source: ILO

Unemployment rate