Lesotho 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.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 34.41%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 34.46%, a 0.17% decline from 2017.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 34.63%, a 0.2% decline from 2016.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 34.83%, a 0.05% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
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%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
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%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Lesotho Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 34.41% -0.05%
2018 34.46% -0.17%
2017 34.63% -0.20%
2016 34.83% -0.05%
2015 34.88% 0.00%
2014 34.88% -0.09%
2013 34.97% -0.98%
2012 35.95% -0.89%
2011 36.84% -0.80%
2010 37.64% -0.83%
2009 38.47% -0.24%
2008 38.71% -1.09%
2007 39.80% -1.29%
2006 41.09% -1.35%
2005 42.44% -1.32%
2004 43.76% -1.22%
2003 44.98% -1.11%
2002 46.09% -1.06%
2001 47.15% -1.17%
2000 48.32% -1.23%
1999 49.55% -1.14%
1998 50.69% -1.33%
1997 52.02% 0.02%
1996 52.00% 0.05%
1995 51.95% 0.11%
1994 51.84% 0.22%
1993 51.62% 0.53%
1992 51.09% 0.39%
1991 50.70% 0.39%