Lao PDR Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 2019 was 1.67%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.68%, a 0.01% decline from 2017.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.69%, a 0.03% decline from 2016.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.72%, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Cabo Verde 27.82%
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Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
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Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
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Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
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Lao PDR Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 1.67% -0.01%
2018 1.68% -0.01%
2017 1.69% -0.03%
2016 1.72% 0.00%
2015 1.72% 0.01%
2014 1.71% 0.00%
2013 1.71% 0.03%
2012 1.68% 0.03%
2011 1.65% 0.02%
2010 1.63% -0.18%
2009 1.81% -0.07%
2008 1.88% -0.25%
2007 2.13% -0.30%
2006 2.43% -0.33%
2005 2.76% -0.24%
2004 3.00% -0.23%
2003 3.23% -0.18%
2002 3.41% -0.15%
2001 3.56% -0.21%
2000 3.77% -0.22%
1999 3.99% -0.19%
1998 4.18% -0.23%
1997 4.41% -0.23%
1996 4.64% -0.22%
1995 4.86% 0.02%
1994 4.84% 0.07%
1993 4.77% 0.16%
1992 4.61% 0.09%
1991 4.52% 0.09%