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Highest unemployment rates around the world

Last updated on: June 26, 2012 08:50 IST

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Unemployment rate is increasing all across the world due to the economic crisis and global uncertainty.

Let's have a look at some of the countries where the unemployment rate is the highest.

Source: CNBC

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Image: People walk in front of an unemployment office in Berlin.
Photographs: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters
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South Africa

Unemployment rate: 24.7 per cent

2011 GDP growth: 3.1 per cent

Global rank: 1

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Image: A lioness plays with her cub at the Lions Park near Johannesburg.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
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Spain

Unemployment rate: 21.6 per cent

2011 GDP growth: 0.7 per cent

Global rank: 2

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Image: Jockeys take part in a race along the beach during low tide in Spanish town of San Lucar de Barrameda.
Photographs: Javier Diaz/Reuters
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Greece

Unemployment rate: 17.7 per cent

2011 GDP growth: -6.9 per cent

Global rank: 3

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Image: The ancient temple of the Parthenon is illuminated on the Acropolis Hill in Athens.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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Ireland

Unemployment rate: 14.4 per cent

2011 GDP growth: 0.7 per cent

Global rank: 4

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Image: A musician sits on a bench outside a pub in Temple Bar, Dublin.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Portugal

Unemployment rate: 12.7 per cent

2011 GDP growth: -1.5 per cent

Global rank: 5

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Image: A reveler from the Portuguese village of Aveiro playfully chases a tourist during the Iberian Mask parade in Lisbon.
Photographs: Hugo Correia/Reuters
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Iran

Unemployment rate: 11.5 per cent

2011 GDP growth: N/A

Global rank: 6

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Image: A woman speaks on her mobile phone at the midway point of a slope at Shemshak ski resort in Iran.
Photographs: Caren Firouz/Reuters
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Colombia

Unemployment rate: 10.8 per cent

2011 GDP growth: 5.9 per cent

Global rank: 7

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Image: Dancers of Cumbia perform during a parade at the Barranquilla's carnival in Colombia.
Photographs: Jose Gomez/Reuters
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Turkey

Unemployment rate: 9.8 per cent

2011 GDP growth: 8.5 per cent

Global rank: 8

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Image: Istanbul's financial district, Levent district, which comprises of leading Turkish companies' headquarters and popular shopping malls.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters
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Poland

Unemployment rate: 9.6 per cent

2011 GDP growth: 4.3 per cent

Global rank: 9

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Image: People walk at Plac Zamkowy in Warsaw's Old Town.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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France

Unemployment rate: 9.3 per cent

2011 GDP growth: 1.7 per cent

Global rank: 10


Image: View of rooftops and the Montmartre's Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris.
Photographs: Mal Langsdon/Reuters
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