Sweden came in with an 8 percent unemployment rate, beating the U.S. with 7.7 percent in the November report. Japan had the lowest jobless rate at 3.7 percent.
Sweden’s government-funded employment agency has even urged the country’s citizens to look for work in poverty-stricken Greece.
Sweden was just below the U.S. rate in October and September, with Italy and France taking the top slots.
Some developed countries, such as Spain with a crippling 26 percent unemployment rate, were not included in the BLS comparisons program.