Unemployment Rate in Lesotho decreased to 27.25 percent in 2017 from 27.78 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Lesotho averaged 32.34 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 44.16 percent in 1998 and a record low of 22.96 percent in 2000.

Unemployment Rate in Lesotho is expected to be 27.15 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Lesotho Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 19.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Lesotho Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.25 27.78 44.16 22.96 percent [+]
Population 2.23 2.20 2.23 0.85 Million [+]


Lesotho Unemployment Rate

This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Lesotho Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
27.25 27.78 44.16 22.96 1991 - 2017 percent Yearly




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