Lao PDR Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 1.71%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.72%, a 0.01% decline from 2017.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.73%, a 0.01% decline from 2016.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.74%, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
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Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
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Zambia 21.41%
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Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Lao PDR Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 1.71% -0.01%
2018 1.72% -0.01%
2017 1.73% -0.01%
2016 1.74% 0.00%
2015 1.74% 0.02%
2014 1.72% 0.01%
2013 1.72% 0.03%
2012 1.68% 0.03%
2011 1.65% 0.02%
2010 1.63% -0.18%
2009 1.81% -0.05%
2008 1.86% -0.24%
2007 2.10% -0.30%
2006 2.40% -0.39%
2005 2.79% -0.25%
2004 3.04% -0.26%
2003 3.30% -0.19%
2002 3.49% -0.17%
2001 3.67% -0.18%
2000 3.85% -0.28%
1999 4.13% -0.15%
1998 4.28% -0.18%
1997 4.46% -0.24%
1996 4.70% -0.20%
1995 4.90% 0.04%
1994 4.86% 0.00%
1993 4.86% 0.17%
1992 4.69% 0.03%
1991 4.66% 0.03%