Youth Unemployment Rate of Lesotho
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Lesotho was 34.41% in 2019, a difference of -0.05 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Lesotho in 2019 was 974,540. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 28.88% and 42.01% respectively in 2019.

The World Bank defines youth unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment".

The chart and table below shows the total youth, male youth, and female youth unemployment rates of Lesotho for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Lesotho.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Lesotho (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Lesotho
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 50.7 38.33 64.27
1992 51.09 38.72 64.92
1993 51.62 39.51 65.39
1994 51.84 39.86 65.61
1995 51.95 40.14 65.52
1996 52 39.97 65.76
1997 52.02 40.17 65.42
1998 50.69 39.42 63.26
1999 49.55 38.63 61.61
2000 48.32 37.59 60.25
2001 47.15 37.03 58.65
2002 46.09 36.56 57.17
2003 44.98 35.68 56.03
2004 43.76 35.01 54.37
2005 42.44 34.08 52.78
2006 41.09 33.03 51.25
2007 39.8 32.05 49.74
2008 38.71 31.23 48.46
2009 38.47 31.31 47.96
2010 37.64 30.58 47.13
2011 36.84 30.06 46.11
2012 35.95 29.49 44.92
2013 34.97 28.97 43.43
2014 34.88 28.94 43.22
2015 34.88 29.09 42.96
2016 34.83 29.1 42.8
2017 34.63 29.14 42.25
2018 34.46 28.92 42.12
2019 34.41 28.88 42.01