Rankings

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% of labour force 2019

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    South Africa
    Result
    28.2
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    West Bank & Gaza
    Result
    26.2
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Lesotho
    Result
    23.4
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Eswatini
    Result
    22.1
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Namibia
    Result
    20.3
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Gabon
    Result
    20.0
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Libya
    Result
    18.6
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Bosnia & Herz.
    Result
    18.4
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Botswana
    Result
    18.2
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Macedonia
    Result
    17.8
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Greece
    Result
    17.2
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Armenia
    Result
    17.0
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    16.5
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Tunisia
    Result
    16.0
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Montenegro
    Result
    14.9
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Jordan
    Result
    14.7
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Georgia
    Result
    14.4
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Spain
    Result
    14.0
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Haiti
    Result
    13.8
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    13.5
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    12.9
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Iraq
    Result
    12.8
  23. Rank
    Country
    New Caledonia
    Result
    12.8
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Serbia
    Result
    12.7
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Albania
    Result
    12.3
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    South Sudan
    Result
    12.2
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    12.1
  28. Rank
    Country
    French Polynesia
    Result
    12.1
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Costa Rica
    Result
    11.9
  30. Rank
    Country
    Guyana
    Result
    11.9
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Algeria
    Result
    11.7
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    11.4
  33. Rank
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    11.4
  34. Rank
    Country
    Iran
    Result
    11.4
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Afghanistan
    Result
    11.1
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Tajikistan
    Result
    11.0
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    10.8
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Bahamas
    Result
    10.4
  39. Rank
    39
    Country
    Barbados
    Result
    10.3
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    9.9
  41. Rank
    41
    Country
    Argentina
    Result
    9.8
  42. Rank
    42
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    9.7
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Congo-Brazzaville
    Result
    9.5
  44. Rank
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    9.5
  45. Rank
    45
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    9.1
  46. Rank
    Country
    Brunei
    Result
    9.1
  47. Rank
    47
    Country
    Morocco
    Result
    9.0
  48. Rank
    48
    Country
    Ukraine
    Result
    8.9
  49. Rank
    49
    Country
    Venezuela
    Result
    8.8
  50. Rank
    50
    Country
    Uruguay
    Result
    8.7
  51. Rank
    Country
    Virgin Islands (US)
    Result
    8.7

Index key & notes

Notes

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Source: ILO