04/30/2011 09:08 am ET Updated Jun 30, 2011

The 10 Countries Where Unemployment Rose Most During The Recession: OECD

Since the financial crisis first pulled the world into the Great Recession, unemployment has become a global problem.

A new report released by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development entitled "Society at a Glance 2011 - OECD Social Indicators" includes data on the rising levels of global unemployment between 2007-2009, the years where the recession peaked.

Many countries on the list have seen high unemployment rates for years, most notably Spain, whose unemployment rate recently hit a Eurozone record at 21.3 percent, with 4.9 million Spaniards now jobless.

Other countries have trended in the opposite direction, however. Germany, for one, has watched its unemployment rate fall to 7.1 percent from 7.8 percent at the time of the report's publication. The United States has also seen some recent improvement, albeit notably less steep than Germany's drop.

Despite these improvements, the OECD's report finds that unemployment rates overall have increased across the globe, with the fews exceptions including Israel, Poland and South Africa.

Below are the nations whose unemployment rates have risen most since the Great Recession:

Countries Who've Seen The Most Unemployment Since The Recession