IELTS academic task 1 sample essay 27: unemployment rate in Asia

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The graph above compares unemployment rates for three years—2012, 2013, and 2014—in six countries in Asia. The countries compared are the Philippines, China, Japan, Singapore, India, and Thailand.

In all three years, unemployment was highest in the Philippines. The unemployment rate in the Philippines peaked at nearly 6 percent in 2014. Unemployment was second highest in India for all three years. Third came unemployment in China. Unemployment in Japan was fourth highest, and very close to China’s rate of unemployment in 2014—around 4.25 percent.

Singapore had the second to lowest unemployment rates for all three years. Data was not available for Thailand in 2012, but in 2013 and 2014 it had the lowest unemployment rates of all six countries. Unemployment was at its lowest in 2014 in Thailand, when it was below 1.25 percent.

For Thailand, India, and Singapore, unemployment was lowest in 2014. For the Philippines, China, and Japan, unemployment was highest in that same year.

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