Lao PDR Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

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 2022 was 4.78%, a 1.72% decline from 2021.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.50%, a 0.17% decline from 2020.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.68%, a 0.75% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.93%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
Lao PDR Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 4.78% -1.72%
2021 6.50% -0.17%
2020 6.68% 0.75%
2019 5.93% 0.07%
2018 5.85% 0.07%
2017 5.79% 0.62%
2016 5.17% 0.61%
2015 4.56% 0.61%
2014 3.94% 0.61%
2013 3.34% 0.58%
2012 2.75% 0.58%
2011 2.18% 0.58%
2010 1.60% -0.28%
2009 1.88% -0.25%
2008 2.13% -0.27%
2007 2.40% -0.23%
2006 2.63% -0.32%
2005 2.95% -0.32%
2004 3.27% -0.31%
2003 3.58% -0.30%
2002 3.88% -0.30%
2001 4.18% -0.28%
2000 4.46% -0.17%
1999 4.63% -0.51%
1998 5.14% -0.03%
1997 5.17% -0.24%
1996 5.42% -0.24%
1995 5.66% 0.19%
1994 5.47% -0.11%
1993 5.58% 0.05%
1992 5.53% -0.04%
1991 5.57% -0.04%