Unemployment Rate in Zambia increased to 7.79 percent in 2017 from 7.78 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Zambia averaged 12.88 percent from 1986 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 19.70 percent in 1993 and a record low of 7.75 percent in 2015.

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Zambia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.79 7.78 19.70 7.75 percent [+]
Population 17.20 16.59 17.20 3.04 million [+]
Wages High Skilled 8810.00 8750.00 8970.00 8680.00 ZMK/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1760.00 1300.00 1860.00 1300.00 ZMK/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 4090.00 4090.00 4090.00 4090.00 ZMK/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 2230.00 2230.00 2230.00 2230.00 ZMK/Month [+]


Zambia Unemployment Rate

In Zambia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Zambia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Zambia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.79 7.78 19.70 7.75 1986 - 2017 percent Yearly




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