Laos Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2020 | Yearly | % | World Bank

Laos Unemployment Rate increased to 0.95 % in Dec 2020, from the previously reported number 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 World Bank.

In the latest reports, Laos Population reached 7.12 million people in Jun 2019. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 77.33 % in Dec 2020.

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Laos Unemployment Rate

What was Laos's Unemployment Rate in 2020?

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

Unemployment Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.80 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Jan 2021
Belgium (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.70 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 18.72 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Brazil (%) 14.20 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - Jan 2021
Brunei (%) 8.37 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 0.10 2017 yearly 2007 - 2017
Canada (%) 8.90 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Chile (%) 11.60 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2009 - Oct 2020
China (%) 4.24 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) 15.77 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) 9.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (%) 8.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 2.79 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 5.80 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2020
Ecuador (%) 4.96 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 7.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 7.70 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 6.20 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Finland (%) 8.20 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2020
France (%) 8.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Georgia (%) 11.57 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Germany (%) 4.50 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Sep 2020
Ghana (%) 4.51 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Greece (%) 16.80 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Aug 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 6.40 Oct 2020 monthly Oct 1981 - Oct 2020
Hungary (%) 4.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2020
Iceland (%) 5.60 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2020
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 7.07 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Iran (%) 10.60 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 7.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Israel (%) 4.71 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2012 - Oct 2020
Italy (%) 8.99 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 3.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1953 - Sep 2020
Jordan (%) 23.00 May 2020 quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 5.00 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 4.00 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (%) 29.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.50 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 8.00 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Lebanon (%) 11.35 2018 yearly 2004 - 2018
Lithuania (%) 10.40 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Luxembourg (%) 6.28 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.70 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (%) 16.14 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 5.40 May 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2020
Malta (%) 4.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.26 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2020
Moldova (%) 4.22 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2020
Mongolia (%) 7.57 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Dec 2020
Montenegro (%) 19.00 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 12.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 3.24 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.80 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2020
New Zealand (%) 4.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (%) 27.11 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Norway (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2020
Oman (%) 2.80 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2018 - Oct 2020
Pakistan (%) 5.79 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Palestinian Territory (%) 23.40 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) 7.10 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 8.16 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 16.43 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2001 - Oct 2020
Philippines (%) 10.00 Jul 2020 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jul 2020
Poland (%) 6.10 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Oct 2020
Portugal (%) 7.50 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1998 - Oct 2020
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.70 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Russia (%) 6.35 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 8.98 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Serbia (%) 9.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 3.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
Slovakia (%) 7.35 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Slovenia (%) 5.10 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 8.91 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2020
Switzerland (%) 5.01 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.2 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -610.066 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 2,043.467 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 10.8 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Forecast: Government Revenue (LAK bn) 40,599.931 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: VAT (LAK bn) 5,201.470 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: Excise Tax (LAK bn) 4,742.820 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue (LAK bn) 21,795.660 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Total Expenditure (TE) (LAK bn) 31,002.850 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: TE: Current Expenditure (CE) (LAK bn) 18,430.240 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: TE: Capital Expenditure (LAK bn) 12,572.610 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 (%) 8.062 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,738.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) 16.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 740.038 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 117.453 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 420.406 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,488.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) -18.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 30,305.478 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 10,570.328 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 8.642 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 2005 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1.699 Aug 2020 monthly Aug 2003 - Aug 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 204.518 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 1996 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 164.633 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1996 - Dec 2020
Exports: Plastic and Rubber Products (USD mn) 113.220 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
Imports: Electrical Machinery and Equipment (USD mn) 157.350 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
Imports: Machinery and Mechanical Equipment (USD mn) 219.140 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
Exports: Agricultural Products (USD mn) 216.790 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
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 1,054,900.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,672,285.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: India (USD th) 90,608.000 2019 yearly 2008 - 2019
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,916,473.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 451,468.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,681,038.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: Japan (USD th) 118,206.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,406,849.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -10.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.0 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 246.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 4.0 2019 yearly 1988 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.0 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -91.388 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -0.252 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 9,935.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 52.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.896 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
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: France (USD th) 440,000.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Korea (USD th) 0.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Thailand (USD th) 722,969.507 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: China (USD th) 1,072,237.229 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Vietnam (USD th) 64,508.549 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (USD mn) 381.683 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
FDI: Mining and Quarrying (USD mn) 126.792 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 (%) 3.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2017 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 1,725.887 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 12,138.709 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
M2 Growth (%) 17.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,319.2 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1988 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 3.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 34.574 May 2019 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2019
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) 9,898.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 7.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 8,430.795 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 6.19 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 41.79 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 112,574.384 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2020
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 16,005.878 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 4.000 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Commercial Banks (CB): Deposits (LAK bn) 111,549.030 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020
Commercial Banks (CB): Loans: Total (LAK bn) 78,187.191 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020

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