Unemployment Rate in Zambia decreased to 12.20 percent in 2020 from 13.20 percent in 2019. source: Central Statistical Office of Zambia

Unemployment Rate in Zambia averaged 12.94 percent from 1986 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 19.70 percent in 1993 and a record low of 7.37 percent in 2016. This page provides - Zambia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Zambia Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Zambia is expected to reach 13.00 percent by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Zambia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 12.60 percent in 2022 and 13.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Zambia Unemployment Rate


Zambia Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 12.20 percent Dec/20 13.20 19.70 7.37


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.