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Unemployment rates in world's major countries

Last updated on: September 12, 2012 08:37 IST

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Unemployment rates are increasing all across the world, especially in Europe and the United States.

Let's have a look at the joblessness in some of the major countries.

Source: Business Insider

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Image: Traffic on the Mont-Blanc bridge over Lake Leman in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

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Switzerland

Annual wages (2011): $93,235

Unemployment rate: 4.3 per cent

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Image: Overview picture shows Jet dEau and Lake Leman from the St-Pierre Cathedrale in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Norway

Annual wages (2011): $81,475

Unemployment rate: 3.1 per cent

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Image: People sunbathe in front of the Oslo Opera House, the home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, in Oslo.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Australia

Annual wages (2011): $74,512

Unemployment rate: 5.2 per cent

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Image: Shoppers are seen at an outdoor shopping mall in Melbourne.
Photographs: Mick Tsikas/Reuters
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Luxembourg

Annual wages (2011): $73,203

Unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent

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Image: A view of the city of Luxembourg.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

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Denmark

Annual wages (2011): $73,032

Unemployment rate: 7.9 per cent

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Image: A dog sits as he waits next to his owner to cross a street in Copenhagen.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
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Ireland

Annual wages (2011): $66,882

Unemployment rate: 14.9 per cent

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Image: People hang around outside a bar in the Temple Bar area of central Dublin.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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The Netherlands

Annual wages (2011): $57,001

Unemployment rate: 5.3 per cent

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Image: American tourists picnic while enjoying the Dutch tulip fields in Noordwijk.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

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Belgium

Annual wages (2011): $56,252

Unemployment rate: 7.2 per cent

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Image: A visitor walks past one of the greenhouses on the grounds of the Belgian royal family's residence of Laeken in Brussels.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
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Canada

Annual wages (2011): $56,008

Unemployment rate: 7.3 per cent

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Image: A reporter walks on the edge of the catwalk during the media preview for the 'EdgeWalk' on the CN Tower in Toronto.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters

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Sweden

Annual wages (2011): $54,459

Unemployment rate: 7.5 per cent

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Image: View of the Turning Torso in the western harbour area of Malmo.
Photographs: Rob Dawson/Reuters

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The United States

Annual wages (2011): $54,450

Unemployment rate: 8.3 per cent

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Image: The Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge is seen from the 90th storey of One World Trade Center in New York.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Finland

Annual wages (2011): $53,069

Unemployment rate: 7.6 per cent

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Image: Visitors walk down the main street at Moomin World theme park in Naatali.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Austria

Annual wages (2011): $52,404

Unemployment rate: 4.5 per cent

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Image: A traditional Fiaker horse carriage passes Burgtheater theatre at Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring street in Vienna.
Photographs: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters
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Japan

Annual wages (2011): $51,613

Unemployment rate: 4.3 per cent

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Image: Japan's Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters
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The United Kingdom

Annual wages (2011): $50,366

Unemployment rate: 8.0 per cent

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Image: Traffic on the road and the Thames passes the Houses of Parliament in London.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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France

Annual wages (2011): $47,704

Unemployment rate: 10.3 per cent

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Image: A cyclist rides past the Orsay Museum in Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
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Germany

Annual wages (2011): $46,984

Unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent

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Image: Two girls enter a 'Tea House' in downtown Hanover.
Photographs: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters
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Italy

Annual wages (2011): $39,112

Unemployment rate: 10.7 per cent

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Image: A restaurant in downtown Rome.
Photographs: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
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Spain

Annual wages (2011): $37,583

Unemployment rate: 25.1 per cent

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Image: Tourists stroll along Barcelona's harbour in Barcelona.
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters
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Israel

Annual wages (2011): $35,872

Unemployment rate: 6.5 per cent

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Image: People walk past a cafe in Tel Aviv.
Photographs: Sharon Perry/Reuters

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Slovenia

Annual wages (2011): $30,676

Unemployment rate: 8.1 per cent

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Image: River Ljubljanica in old part of Ljubljana.
Photographs: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
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South Korea

Annual wages (2011): $29,053

Unemployment rate: 3.1 per cent

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Image: A man rides a cycle besides the Floating Island on Han River in Seoul.
Photographs: Truth Leem/Reuters
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Greece

Annual wages (2011): $28,434

Unemployment rate: 23.1 per cent

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Image: A view of the Vatopedi monastery is seen at Mount Athos.
Photographs: Grigoris Siamidis/Reuters

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Portugal

Annual wages (2011): $22,559

Unemployment rate: 15.7 per cent

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Image: Tourists carry umbrellas as they walk in downtown Lisbon.
Photographs: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

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The Czech Republic

Annual wages (2011): $16,922

Unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent

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Image: A cyclist rides his bicycle through Prague's historical neighbourhood of Kampa.
Photographs: Petr Josek/Reuters

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Slovakia

Annual wages (2011): $15,513

Unemployment rate: 14.0 per cent

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Image: The 'Welcome' statue is seen in front of Bratislava castle.
Photographs: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

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Estonia

Annual wages (2011): $14,955

Unemployment rate: 10.1 per cent

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Image: Tourists gather at the City Hall square in Tallinn.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

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Hungary

Annual wages (2011): $13,811

Unemployment rate: 10.0 per cent

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Image: The Margaret Bridge in Budapest.
Photographs: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters
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Poland

Annual wages (2011): $13,811

Unemployment rate: 10.0 per cent


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