Lesotho 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.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 33.68%, a 0.93% decline from 2018.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 34.61%, a 0.35% decline from 2017.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 34.96%, a 0.13% increase from 2016.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 34.84%, a 0.09% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
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%
Lesotho Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 33.68% -0.93%
2018 34.61% -0.35%
2017 34.96% 0.13%
2016 34.84% -0.09%
2015 34.93% 0.03%
2014 34.90% -0.07%
2013 34.97% -0.72%
2012 35.69% -0.77%
2011 36.47% -0.92%
2010 37.38% -0.96%
2009 38.35% 0.02%
2008 38.33% -1.15%
2007 39.47% -1.43%
2006 40.90% -1.56%
2005 42.46% -1.36%
2004 43.82% -1.22%
2003 45.04% -1.27%
2002 46.30% -0.87%
2001 47.17% -1.12%
2000 48.30% -1.51%
1999 49.80% -1.10%
1998 50.90% -1.21%
1997 52.11% 0.05%
1996 52.06% -0.02%
1995 52.08% 0.24%
1994 51.84% 0.18%
1993 51.66% 0.68%
1992 50.98% 0.28%
1991 50.70% 0.28%