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Algeria - Unemployment rate

11.7
(%)
in 2017

In 2017, unemployment rate for Algeria was 11.7 %. Before unemployment rate of Algeria started to increase to reach a level of 11.7 % in 2017, it went through a trough reaching a low of 9.8 % in 2013.

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Unemployment rate can be defined by either the national definition, the ILO harmonized definition, or the OECD harmonized definition. The OECD harmonized unemployment rate gives the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of people employed plus unemployed). [OECD Main Economic Indicators, OECD, monthly] As defined by the International Labour Organization, "unemployed workers" are those who are currently not working but are willing and able to work for pay, currently available to work, and have actively searched for work. [ILO, http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/res/index.htm]

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Date Value Change, %
2017 11.7 11.54 %
2016 10.5 -6.38 %
2015 11.2 5.79 %
2014 10.6 7.84 %
2013 9.8 -10.65 %
2012 11.0 10.32 %
2011 10.0 0.10 %
2010 10.0 -2.03 %
2009 10.2 -10.29 %
2008 11.3 -17.84 %
2007 13.8 10.24 %
2006 12.5