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Unemployment 2015

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In Swaziland and the Solomon Islands more than half of the population is unemployed, followed by Mauritania. Bosnia and Herzegovina is the European country with the highest unemployment, just over 30 per cent of the population. In most countries this numbers are rough estimates, unemployment is not always registered as state social support is not available in many territories. Instead support, when it is available, may come from the family, community or a rudimentary welfare system.


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Technical Notes

This map shows the proportion of all unemployed workers living there.

Data sources
This map uses data by UN Human Development Report (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets. Data for this map will soon be available as a download.

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