Unemployment Worldwide over the past Twenty Years

Unemployment Worldwide over the past Twenty Years

In this post I’ve put together a Google Data Studio report looking at the rate of Unemployment worldwide over the past twenty years. To be exact the data is from 1997 to 2017.

This data is from Big Query public datasets that you can add to Google Data Studio as data sources. Below is the Data Studio report itself.

I used the BigQuery data source option to create this report.

BigQuery data source in Data Studio

There are lots of public data sets available, with World Bank Indicators being one of them.

I was interested in taking a look at Unemployment data because my country, South Africa, has a very high level of unemployment.

This data was originally sourced from the BigQuery World Bank indicators connector. However, I felt it would be easier to take that data and place it into a Google Sheet to make things simpler.

According to the World Bank’s data for 2017, South Africa has the second highest level of unemployment in the world. Only the Palestinian territories (the West Bank and Gaza) have a higher rate in 2017.

South Africa's unemployment rate highlighted as part of a report showing Unemployment Worldwide over the past Twenty Years

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