Lao PDR Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2019 was 0.63%, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2018 was 0.64%, a 0.02% decline from 2017.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2017 was 0.66%, a 0.02% decline from 2016.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2016 was 0.68%, a 0.01% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
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Papua New Guinea 2.46%
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Lao PDR Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 0.63% -0.02%
2018 0.64% -0.02%
2017 0.66% -0.02%
2016 0.68% -0.01%
2015 0.69% -0.01%
2014 0.70% -0.02%
2013 0.72% 0.01%
2012 0.71% 0.00%
2011 0.71% 0.00%
2010 0.71% -0.10%
2009 0.80% -0.04%
2008 0.84% -0.13%
2007 0.97% -0.18%
2006 1.15% -0.21%
2005 1.35% -0.14%
2004 1.49% -0.14%
2003 1.63% -0.11%
2002 1.74% -0.09%
2001 1.83% -0.13%
2000 1.95% -0.14%
1999 2.09% -0.09%
1998 2.19% -0.14%
1997 2.32% -0.15%
1996 2.47% -0.13%
1995 2.60% 0.00%
1994 2.60% 0.02%
1993 2.58% 0.09%
1992 2.49% 0.04%
1991 2.45% 0.04%