Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) (WDI)

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Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Weighted average. There may be persons not currently in the labour market who want to work but do not actively "seek" work because they view job opportunities as limited, or because they have restricted labour mobility, or face discrimination, or structural, social or cultural barriers.

Data Set:

International Labor Organisation

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) (WDI)


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Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) (WDI)

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Data Stats

Years collected: 1992 - 2016

Countries covered: 77

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