Lesotho: Female unemployment

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 Lesotho

Unemployment rate for females

 Latest value 18.49
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 18.19
 Min - Max 17.20 - 20.67
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 18.19 percent with a minimum of 17.2 percent in 1992 and a maximum of 20.67 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2023 is 18.49 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 8.39 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Lesotho - Female unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Lesotho - Female unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023




Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 1.00 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 16.75 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 18.49 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 14.52 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 24.51 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 65.12 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 45.14 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 57.56 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 73.00 2023 percent
 Self-employment 38.90 2022 percent
 Informal employment 72.00 2019 percent
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