What Unemployment Is Like In The World's Biggest Economies

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The September U.S. jobs report blew away expectations this morning.  Non-farm payrolls grew by 103,000.  However, unemployment remains stubbornly high at 9.1%.

But how does the U.S. unemployment rate compare to rates around the world?

Peers overseas have experienced upticks in their jobless rates as well, which has presented an issue as Europe tries to tackle debt troubles.

Nevertheless, the U.S. unemployment rate ranks relatively high.

South Korea: 3.1% Unemployment

GDP: $1.0 trillion

Population: 48.7 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

China: 4.1% Unemployment

GDP: $5.9 trillion

Population: 1.34 billion

Source: Bloomberg

Japan: 4.3% Unemployment

GDP: $5.5 trillion

Population: 126.4 million

Source Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

Netherlands: 4.4% Unemployment

GDP: $0.8 trillion

Population: 16.8 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

Australia: 5.3% Unemployment

GDP: $0.9 trillion

Population: 21.7 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

Mexico: 5.8% Unemployment

GDP: $1.0 trillion

Population: 113.7 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

Brazil: 6.0% Unemployment

GDP: $2.1 trillion

Population: 203.4 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

Russia: 6.1% Unemployment

GDP: $1.5 trillion

Population: 138.7 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

Germany: 6.9% Unemployment

GDP: $3.3 trillion

Population: 81.4 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

Canada: 7.1% Unemployment

GDP: $1.6 trillion

Population: 34.0 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

Italy: 7.8% Unemployment

GDP: $2.1 trillion

Population: 61.0 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

United Kingdom: 7.9% Unemployment

GDP: $2.2 trillion

Population: 62.7 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

United States: 9.1% Unemployment

GDP: $14.6 trillion

Population: 312.3 million

Source: Bloomberg, U.S. Census

France: 9.1% Unemployment

GDP: $2.6 trillion

Population: 65.3 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

India: 9.4% Unemployment

GDP: $1.7 trillion

Population: 1.18 billion

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

Spain: 21.2% Unemployment

GDP: $1.4 trillion

Population: 46.7 million

Source: Bloomberg, CIA World Factbook

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