Unemployment
Temporal Info: 
Annual
Units: 
Percent
Source: 
ILO 2011
Footnote: 

International Labor Organization (ILO). 2011. LABORSTA Online Statistical Service. Geneva: ILO. Available online at: http://laborsta.ilo.org.

Unemployment is the percent of a population above a specified age who were without work, available for work and seeking work. The rate is determined as the unemployed proportion of the total labor force, those employed and unemployed. Users should exercise caution when comparing figures between countries, as the definition of unemployed, age specifications, collection methods, and regions covered varies across the data.

Bangladesh: Persons aged 15 years and over. Year ending in June of the year indicated. 1996: Persons aged 10 years and over.
Brazil: Persons aged 10 years and over. Sep. of each year. 1979: Break. Prior to 1979: excl. rural areas of Northern Region, Mato Grosso, Gois and Tocantins. 1992: Break. Methodology revised; data not strictly comparable. 2003: Break. Prior to 2003: Excl. rural population of Rondnia,Acre, Amazonas, Roraima, Par and Amap.
Cambodia: Persons aged 10 years and over. November.
China: Unemployed in urban areas. Dec. of each year. Persons aged 15 years and over.
Colombia: Third quarter. Persons aged 10 years and over.
El Salvador: Persons aged 10 years and over. December. 1986: Metropolitan areas. 1988: Urban areas. 1989: Urban areas. 1990: Urban areas. 1991: Urban areas. 1992: Urban areas.
Ethiopia: Persons aged 10 years and over. Urban areas. 2004: April. 2006: July.
Guatemala: Persons aged 10 years and over.
Haiti: Persons age 10 years and over. July. India 1994: Jan. 1995: Jan. 1996: Jan. 1997: July. 1998: April. 2000: Jan.
Honduras: Persons aged 10 years and over. 1987: 5 major cities. 1990: March. 1991: March. 1992: March. 1995: May. 1996: September. 1997: September. 1998: March. 1999: March.
India: 1994: January. 1995: January. 1996: January. 1997: July. 1998: April. 2000: January.
Indonesia: Persons aged 15 years and over.
Laos PDR: Persons aged 15 years and over. January.
Madagascar: Persons aged 6 years and over.
Malawi: Nov.
Nicaragua: Persons aged 10 years and over.
Niger: Persons aged 10 years and over.
Pakistan: Persons aged 10 years and over. Jan. 1989: Computed from 1987-88 survey results. 1990: Computed from 1987-88 survey results.
Peru: Persons aged 14 years and over. Metropolitan Lima. 2002: Fourth quarter. 2003: May-Dec.
Sierra Leone: Data refer to the usually active population. December. Persons aged 10 years and over.
Tanzania: Persons aged 10 years and over.
Uganda: Persons aged 10 years and over.
Vietnam: Persons aged 15 years and over. July of each year.