Lesotho 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.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 26.66%, a 0.25% decline from 2021.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 26.91%, a 0.96% decline from 2020.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 27.87%, a 2.75% increase from 2019.
  • Lesotho youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 25.12%, a 0.02% 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%
Lesotho Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 26.66% -0.25%
2021 26.91% -0.96%
2020 27.87% 2.75%
2019 25.12% 0.02%
2018 25.10% -0.01%
2017 25.11% 0.28%
2016 24.83% 0.05%
2015 24.78% 0.05%
2014 24.74% 0.09%
2013 24.65% 0.28%
2012 24.37% 0.07%
2011 24.29% 0.14%
2010 24.15% -0.09%
2009 24.24% 0.31%
2008 23.94% 0.05%
2007 23.89% 0.08%
2006 23.81% 0.03%
2005 23.78% 0.00%
2004 23.78% 0.13%
2003 23.65% -0.08%
2002 23.73% 0.13%
2001 23.60% 0.04%
2000 23.56% -0.08%
1999 23.64% 0.05%
1998 23.60% 0.08%
1997 23.52% 0.06%
1996 23.46% -0.07%
1995 23.53% 0.11%
1994 23.42% -0.06%
1993 23.48% 0.12%
1992 23.35% 0.02%
1991 23.34% 0.02%