Lesotho 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.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 37.44%, a 0.37% decline from 2020.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 37.81%, a 2.88% increase from 2019.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 34.93%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 35.03%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 79.91%
Eswatini 50.90%
Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
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%
Lesotho Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 37.44% -0.37%
2020 37.81% 2.88%
2019 34.93% -0.09%
2018 35.03% -0.09%
2017 35.12% 0.07%
2016 35.05% -0.05%
2015 35.10% -0.03%
2014 35.13% 0.02%
2013 35.11% -0.92%
2012 36.03% -0.98%
2011 37.00% -0.89%
2010 37.90% -1.10%
2009 39.00% -0.84%
2008 39.83% -0.98%
2007 40.82% -0.95%
2006 41.76% -0.96%
2005 42.72% -1.04%
2004 43.76% -0.95%
2003 44.71% -1.11%
2002 45.82% -0.98%
2001 46.79% -1.05%
2000 47.85% -1.17%
1999 49.02% -1.09%
1998 50.11% -1.06%
1997 51.17% 0.49%
1996 50.67% 0.40%
1995 50.27% 0.68%
1994 49.59% 0.53%
1993 49.06% 0.67%
1992 48.39% 0.57%
1991 47.82% 0.57%