Unemployment Rates in the Americas

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“The unemployment rate is defined as the level of unemployment divided by the labor force. The labor force is defined as the number of people employed plus the number unemployed but seeking work.”

Nation Unemployment rate
1. Haiti 40.6% (1)
2. Jamaica 14.3% (2)
3. Dominican Republic 14.2% (3)
4. Costa Rica 10.21%
5. Columbia 10.00%
6. Bolivia 8.30%
7. Venezuela 7.90%
8. United States 7.80%
9. Canada 7.40%
10. Argentina 7.20%

Source: Trading Economics
1 http://www.heritage.org/index/country/haiti
2 Statistical Institute of Jamaica, August 21, 2012.
3 http://www.heritage.org/index/country/dominicanrepublic

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