Lao PDR Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2021 was 1.26%, a 0.22% increase from 2020.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2020 was 1.03%, a 0.18% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2019 was 0.85%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2018 was 0.83%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Nicaragua 5.96%
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Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
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Bhutan 4.33%
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Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
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Lao PDR 1.26%
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Lao PDR Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 1.26% 0.22%
2020 1.03% 0.18%
2019 0.85% 0.03%
2018 0.83% 0.02%
2017 0.81% 0.01%
2016 0.79% 0.01%
2015 0.78% 0.02%
2014 0.76% 0.02%
2013 0.75% 0.01%
2012 0.74% 0.01%
2011 0.73% 0.02%
2010 0.71% -0.14%
2009 0.85% -0.12%
2008 0.97% -0.13%
2007 1.10% -0.10%
2006 1.19% -0.16%
2005 1.35% -0.16%
2004 1.51% -0.15%
2003 1.66% -0.14%
2002 1.80% -0.14%
2001 1.94% -0.13%
2000 2.06% -0.05%
1999 2.11% -0.31%
1998 2.42% 0.04%
1997 2.38% -0.12%
1996 2.49% -0.11%
1995 2.60% 0.13%
1994 2.47% -0.08%
1993 2.55% 0.04%
1992 2.51% -0.02%
1991 2.53% -0.02%