Laos Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2020 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Laos Unemployment Rate

  • Laos Unemployment Rate increased to 0.95% in Dec 2020, from the previously reported figure of 0.62% in Dec 2019.
  • Laos Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1991 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 1.25%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 2.60% in Dec 1995 and a record low of 0.62% in Dec 2019.
  • The data is reported by reported by CEIC Data.
  • In the latest reports, Laos Population reached 7.23 million people in Jun 2020.


View Laos's Unemployment Rate from 1991 to 2020 in the chart:

Laos Unemployment Rate

What was Laos's Unemployment Rate in 2020?

Laos Unemployment Rate increased to 0.95% in Dec 2020, from the previously reported figure of 0.62% in Dec 2019. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
0.95 2020 0.62 2019 0.62 2019 2.60 1995 % yearly 1991 - 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 11.71 Sep 2017 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 7.00 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1990 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Australia (%) 3.50 Jun 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - Jun 2022
Austria (%) 4.27 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 5.94 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Jun 2022
Belgium (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jun 2022
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 17.41 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Botswana (%) 24.72 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Brazil (%) 9.30 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
Brunei (%) 7.65 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 4.90 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 4.90 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2022
Chile (%) 7.81 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - Jun 2022
China (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Jun 2022
Colombia (%) 12.12 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 7.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) 5.10 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Czech Republic (%) 2.49 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Denmark (%) 5.10 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.05 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Jun 2022
Egypt (%) 7.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 5.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 6.00 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Finland (%) 6.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
France (%) 7.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 20.62 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Germany (%) 2.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Ghana (%) 4.70 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Greece (%) 12.50 May 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - May 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 4.70 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1981 - Jun 2022
Hungary (%) 3.40 May 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2022
Iceland (%) 3.40 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 6.49 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Iran (%) 8.90 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 4.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Israel (%) 3.31 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Jun 2022
Italy (%) 8.12 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jun 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.60 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Jun 2022
Jordan (%) 22.80 Feb 2022 quarterly Feb 2000 - Feb 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.90 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 2.80 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 25.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 6.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Lebanon (%) 29.56 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 5.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Luxembourg (%) 4.66 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 3.70 Jun 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - Jun 2022
North Macedonia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 3.80 May 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2022
Malta (%) 3.22 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.33 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jun 2022
Moldova (%) 3.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 8.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 11.20 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Mozambique (%) 3.98 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.10 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.30 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 3.20 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Oman (%) 2.10 May 2022 monthly Mar 2018 - May 2022
Pakistan (%) 6.30 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 25.40 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 11.30 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 8.47 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 6.78 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - Jun 2022
Philippines (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 1982 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 4.90 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2022
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.30 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jun 2022
Russia (%) 4.25 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Serbia (%) 10.60 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 2.10 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2020 - Jun 2022
Slovakia (%) 6.28 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Jun 2022
Slovenia (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 34.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 12.48 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Jun 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2012 - Mar 2022
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 7.66 May 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 4.56 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.3 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -240.162 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,911.098 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 10.0 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LAK bn) 50,372.610 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LAK bn) 152,655.509 2022 yearly 2001 - 2022
Forecast: Government Revenue (LAK bn) 40,599.931 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Govt Budget: TE: Capital Expenditure (LAK bn) 12,572.610 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue (LAK bn) 21,795.660 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: VAT (LAK bn) 5,201.470 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: TE: Current Expenditure (CE) (LAK bn) 18,430.240 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Total Expenditure (TE) (LAK bn) 31,002.850 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: Excise Tax (LAK bn) 4,742.820 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: Income Tax (LAK bn) 1,619.010 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 10.386 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 2,114.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 3.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 910.296 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 262.842 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 260.185 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,713.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) -0.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 28,342.022 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 44,283.199 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 19.224 Apr 2022 monthly Feb 2005 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 4.620 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 342.909 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 201.771 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Exports: Agricultural Products (USD mn) 216.790 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Iron, Steel and Other Metal Products (USD mn) 124.620 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Exports: Plastic and Rubber Products (USD mn) 113.220 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Foods, Beverages, Pharmaceutical Products & Consumer Goods (USD mn) 212.610 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Exports: Mineral Products (USD mn) 383.070 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Electrical Machinery and Equipment (USD mn) 157.350 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Crude Oil, Fuel, Lubricant and Others (USD mn) 159.320 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Exports: Wood Products, Pulp of Wood and Paper (USD mn) 84.790 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Machinery and Mechanical Equipment (USD mn) 219.140 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: EU 27 Countries (USD th) 131,167.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 1,268,960.000 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 126.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 2.3 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 130.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.6 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7.348 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.6 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 7.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 10,213.4 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.575 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
BoP: FA: Porfolio Investment (USD mn) 361.05 Dec 2017 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2017
FDI (USD th) 7,927,677.215 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
FDI: Korea (USD th) 0.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Vietnam (USD th) 64,508.549 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Mining and Quarrying (USD mn) 126.792 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
FDI: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (USD mn) 381.683 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
FDI: Electricity, Gas and Air-Conditioning Supply (USD mn) 711.800 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD mn) 9,819.134 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2017 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 1,479.117 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 12,732.406 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
M2 Growth (%) 29.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,290.1 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1988 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 31.692 May 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 12,028.146 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 10,088.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 29.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1992 - Mar 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 8,080.012 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 21.63 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Mar 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 43.23 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 147,479.459 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Mar 2022
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 17,132.609 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Mar 2022
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 3.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Commercial Banks (CB): Loans: Total (LAK bn) 93,590.777 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022

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