Unemployment Rate in Zambia decreased to 7.15 percent in 2019 from 7.21 percent in 2018. Unemployment Rate in Zambia averaged 12.47 percent from 1986 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 19.70 percent in 1993 and a record low of 7.15 percent in 2019.

Unemployment Rate in Zambia is expected to be 7.15 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Zambia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 7.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Zambia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.15 7.21 19.70 7.15 1986 - 2019 percent Yearly

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.

Zambia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.15 7.21 19.70 7.15 percent [+]
Population 17.35 16.85 17.35 3.07 million [+]
Wages High Skilled 8810.00 8750.00 8970.00 8680.00 ZMK/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1760.00 1300.00 1860.00 1300.00 ZMK/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 4090.00 4090.00 4090.00 4090.00 ZMK/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 2230.00 2230.00 2230.00 2230.00 ZMK/Month [+]