Zambia Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2020 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Zambia Unemployment Rate dropped to 11.41 % in Dec 2020, from the previously reported number of 11.43 % in Dec 2019. Zambia Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1991 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 12.68 %. The data reached an all-time high of 19.70 % in Dec 1993 and a record low of 7.85 % in Dec 2012. The data is reported by reported by CEIC Data.

In the latest reports, Zambia Population reached 18.38 million people in Dec 2020. Monthly Earnings of Zambia stood at 307.41 USD in Dec 2018. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 74.57 % in Dec 2020.

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Zambia Unemployment Rate

What was Zambia's Unemployment Rate in 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
11.41 2020 11.43 2019 7.85 2012 19.70 1993 % yearly 1991 - 2020

Unemployment Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 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 Dec 2020 monthly Oct 2004 - Dec 2020
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 (%) 14.10 Nov 2020 monthly Mar 2012 - Nov 2020
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 (%) 7.50 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 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 (%) 6.64 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Sep 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 (%) 5.40 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jan 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 Dec 2020 monthly Sep 1996 - Dec 2020
North Macedonia (%) 16.50 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 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 (%) 4.90 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2020
Russia (%) 6.35 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 8.98 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Serbia (%) 9.00 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Singapore (%) 3.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
Slovakia (%) 7.35 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Slovenia (%) 5.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Sep 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 5.80 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Sep 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 (%) -16.3 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -1,601.440 Nov 2020 monthly Nov 2015 - Nov 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 2,269.809 Nov 2020 monthly Nov 2015 - Nov 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 36.3 2019 yearly 2014 - 2019
Forecast: Government Expenditure (ZMK bn) 111.476 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (ZMK bn) 579.044 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (ZMK bn) 111.124 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 6.109 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
Trade Balance (USD mn) 299.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 777.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) 89.4 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 4,547.345 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 2,889.801 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 656.557 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 444.2 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Nov 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) 9.5 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Nov 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 134,827.009 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 41,966.151 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 10.756 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Aug 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 119.082 Dec 2020 monthly Nov 1998 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 56.798 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 1992 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 97.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 597.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.9 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 189.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.2 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -29.715 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.3 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 0.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -29.715 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 9,769.5 Mar 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2019
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 33.9 2018 yearly 2011 - 2018
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -29,288.390 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 0.136 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 12.5 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Jun 2020
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 266.625 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Jun 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 1,577.863 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 4,396.456 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Sep 2020
M2 Growth (%) 47.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 9.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,239.9 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Nov 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.9 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Oct 2020
Total Deposits (USD mn) 4,433.145 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 26.5 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 4,850.2 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 40.4 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2002 - Dec 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 2,133.418 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 18.98 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 12.50 2019 yearly 1965 - 2019

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