Lesotho Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Lesotho unemployment rate for 2021 was 24.60%, a 0.04% increase from 2020.
  • Lesotho unemployment rate for 2020 was 24.56%, a 2.12% increase from 2019.
  • Lesotho unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.44%, a 0.37% decline from 2018.
  • Lesotho unemployment rate for 2018 was 22.81%, a 0.39% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 28.39%
Eswatini 25.76%
West Bank and Gaza 24.90%
Lesotho 24.60%
Republic of Congo 23.01%
Sudan 19.81%
Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
Cabo Verde 15.42%
Zambia 13.03%
Morocco 11.47%
Mauritania 11.46%
Georgia 10.66%
Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
Lao PDR 1.26%
Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Lesotho Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 24.60% 0.04%
2020 24.56% 2.12%
2019 22.44% -0.37%
2018 22.81% -0.39%
2017 23.20% -0.28%
2016 23.48% -0.37%
2015 23.84% -0.38%
2014 24.22% -0.36%
2013 24.58% -0.79%
2012 25.37% -0.88%
2011 26.24% -0.84%
2010 27.08% -0.95%
2009 28.03% -0.74%
2008 28.76% -0.86%
2007 29.62% -0.84%
2006 30.46% -0.85%
2005 31.31% -0.87%
2004 32.18% -0.78%
2003 32.96% -0.91%
2002 33.86% -0.77%
2001 34.64% -0.82%
2000 35.46% -0.90%
1999 36.36% -0.81%
1998 37.16% -0.78%
1997 37.94% 0.35%
1996 37.59% 0.26%
1995 37.34% 0.36%
1994 36.98% 0.24%
1993 36.74% 0.35%
1992 36.39% 0.27%
1991 36.12% 0.27%