Zambia Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Zambia decreased to 15 percent in 2008 from 15.90 percent in 2005. Unemployment Rate in Zambia is reported by the MLSS, Zambia. From 1986 until 2008, Zambia Unemployment Rate averaged 15.0 percent reaching an all time high of 19.7 percent in December of 1993 and a record low of 12.0 percent in December of 1998. In Zambia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Zambia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-16

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
15.00 15.90 19.70 12.00 14.98 | 2009/12 1986 - 2008 percent Yearly

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Zambia Unemployment Rate
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 14.58 2013-12-31 14.15 14.58 3.08 14.80 2014-06-30 million [+]
Unemployment Rate 15.00 2008-12-31 15.90 19.70 12.00 14.98 2009-12-31 percent [+]
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Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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Zambia Corporate Tax Rate at 35.00 percent  
The Corporate Tax Rate in Zambia stands at 35 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Zambia is reported by the Zambia Revenue Authority.
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Zambia Balance of Trade at 161000.00 Thousands Zambian Kwacha  
Zambia recorded a trade surplus of 161000 Thousands Zambian Kwacha in December of 2013. Balance of Trade in Zambia is reported by the Central Statistical Office, Zambia.
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