10 Rich Countries With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

10: Australia

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia’s unemployment rate has decreased to 5.8 percent due to the drop in the number of people seeking work. Only 9,000 jobs were created last September while participation of labor had plummeted. The economy is still lingering, jobs are at a low and discourage workers are at a high due to competition, lack of work experience and/or discrimination towards some people.
10: Australia

 9: Russia

Even though unemployment rate is down to its previous levels of 5.4 percent, experts predict unemployment rate to skyrocket an additional five percent in the next few years. Russia is facing a slight brain drain of highly professional workers due to the lack of outlets the country provides for its professionals.
 9: Russia

8: Germany

Germany seems to be doing very well compare to most countries with high GDP rates. Right now Germany’s unemployment rate is at 5.1 percent, but most experts believe that unemployment rate will decline further in the near future.
8: Germany

7: Brazil

In the beginning of 2014, Brazil’s unemployment rate was at 4.3 percent, which was lower than economists had forecasted. Brazil’s unemployment rate is at 5.0 percent right now. However, the inflation rate has risen, which could have increased prices and drove up the unemployment rate.
7: Brazil

6: Mexico

During the beginning of the global recession, Mexico peaked at 6.0 percent before going down to 4.7 percent this year.  This 1.3 percent drop is due to the increase of jobs in the informal sector.
6: Mexico

5: China

China has a misleading low official unemployment rate of four percent, but many experts believe it to be much higher in actuality. According to many influential professors and researchers in China, including an expert at China’s National Bureau of Statistics, unemployment rate in China is reported to be consistently over 20 percent.
5: China

4: India

India has a relatively low unemployment rate of 3.8 percent, but this number has been increasing since 2011 by about 0.1 percent per year. This trend is thanks to various signs that global economies are slowing down, while at the same time there is little business expansion ongoing in India.
4: India

3: Japan

Japan’s unemployment rate has recently fallen to a six year low of 3.6 percent, yet inflation has increased in order to counter deflation in Japan following the implementation of “Abenomics.” On a high note, the Prime Minister of Japan’s economic policies seems to be succeeding in jump starting the Japanese economy. This could lead to Japan lowering its unemployment rate even further and increasing its economic growth even as it recovers from the tsunami that devastated the country’s energy industry and several coastal cities three years ago.
3: Japan

2: South Korea

South Korea has one of the lowest unemployment rates and fastest growing economies in the world, with a current rate of unemployment of just 3.5 percent. This is still considered above average for this country, which is matched only by Switzerland in its extraordinarily low unemployment rate.
2: South Korea

1: Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the most prosperous, stable, and dependable economies in the world today, with an unemployment rate of just 3.5 percent. The Swiss have many tools at their disposal to keep their economy growing strong, such as a central bank that used quantitative easing and low interest rates to rev up the economy following the 2008 global recession.
1: Switzerland