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 2018 was 0.61%, a 0.01% increase from 2017.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2017 was 0.60%, a 0.04% decline from 2016.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2016 was 0.65%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2015 was 0.68%, a 0.02% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Lao PDR 0.61%
Lao PDR Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 0.61% 0.01%
2017 0.60% -0.04%
2016 0.65% -0.03%
2015 0.68% -0.02%
2014 0.70% -0.02%
2013 0.72% 0.03%
2012 0.69% -0.01%
2011 0.70% -0.01%
2010 0.71% -0.09%
2009 0.80% 0.06%
2008 0.74% -0.13%
2007 0.87% -0.22%
2006 1.09% -0.26%
2005 1.35% -0.18%
2004 1.53% -0.15%
2003 1.68% -0.16%
2002 1.84% -0.02%
2001 1.86% -0.16%
2000 2.03% -0.11%
1999 2.13% -0.02%
1998 2.15% -0.16%
1997 2.31% -0.18%
1996 2.49% -0.12%
1995 2.60% 0.06%
1994 2.54% 0.06%
1993 2.47% 0.17%
1992 2.30% 0.07%
1991 2.23% 0.07%