Lao PDR Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2022 was 2.63%, a 1% decline from 2021.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.64%, a 0.06% increase from 2020.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.58%, a 0.3% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.27%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Republic of Congo 21.80%
Sudan 18.73%
Lesotho 18.04%
Tunisia 16.12%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.32%
Cabo Verde 13.57%
Georgia 11.31%
Mauritania 11.11%
Morocco 10.49%
Angola 10.21%
Mongolia 8.25%
India 7.33%
Honduras 7.10%
Egypt 6.96%
Sri Lanka 6.71%
Pakistan 6.42%
Zambia 6.13%
Uzbekistan 6.01%
Nigeria 5.76%
Nicaragua 5.57%
Kenya 5.50%
Timor-Leste 4.86%
Bangladesh 4.70%
Kyrgyz Republic 4.57%
Bolivia 4.42%
Cameroon 4.00%
Ghana 3.87%
El Salvador 3.82%
Bhutan 3.60%
Indonesia 3.55%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Lao PDR 2.63%
Moldova 2.28%
Philippines 2.24%
Vanuatu 2.09%
Vietnam 1.92%
Solomon Islands 1.54%
Cambodia 0.36%
Lao PDR Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 2.63% -1.00%
2021 3.64% 0.06%
2020 3.58% 0.30%
2019 3.27% 0.01%
2018 3.27% 0.00%
2017 3.27% 0.37%
2016 2.90% 0.38%
2015 2.52% 0.38%
2014 2.15% 0.37%
2013 1.78% 0.35%
2012 1.42% 0.35%
2011 1.07% 0.36%
2010 0.71% -0.14%
2009 0.85% -0.12%
2008 0.97% -0.13%
2007 1.09% -0.10%
2006 1.19% -0.16%
2005 1.35% -0.15%
2004 1.50% -0.14%
2003 1.64% -0.14%
2002 1.78% -0.14%
2001 1.91% -0.13%
2000 2.04% -0.06%
1999 2.10% -0.28%
1998 2.38% 0.02%
1997 2.37% -0.12%
1996 2.49% -0.12%
1995 2.60% 0.09%
1994 2.51% -0.08%
1993 2.59% 0.01%
1992 2.58% -0.04%
1991 2.61% -0.04%