Lao PDR Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.32%, a 0.69% increase from 2020.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 2.62%, a 0.35% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.27%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.19%, a 0.08% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
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Georgia 28.30%
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Morocco 27.20%
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Zambia 26.05%
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Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
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Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
Lao PDR 3.32%
Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
Lao PDR Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 3.32% 0.69%
2020 2.62% 0.35%
2019 2.27% 0.09%
2018 2.19% 0.08%
2017 2.10% 0.07%
2016 2.03% 0.07%
2015 1.97% 0.08%
2014 1.89% 0.08%
2013 1.81% 0.06%
2012 1.75% 0.06%
2011 1.70% 0.06%
2010 1.63% -0.31%
2009 1.94% -0.27%
2008 2.21% -0.29%
2007 2.50% -0.25%
2006 2.75% -0.34%
2005 3.09% -0.38%
2004 3.47% -0.35%
2003 3.82% -0.34%
2002 4.16% -0.33%
2001 4.49% -0.31%
2000 4.79% -0.19%
1999 4.98% -0.61%
1998 5.59% -0.01%
1997 5.60% -0.27%
1996 5.87% -0.25%
1995 6.12% 0.27%
1994 5.85% -0.10%
1993 5.96% 0.09%
1992 5.86% -0.01%
1991 5.87% -0.01%