Nepal Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2019 was 1.41%, a 0.06% increase from 2018.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2018 was 1.35%, a 0.05% decline from 2017.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2017 was 1.40%, a 0.05% decline from 2016.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2016 was 1.45%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Nepal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 1.41% 0.06%
2018 1.35% -0.05%
2017 1.40% -0.05%
2016 1.45% -0.03%
2015 1.48% -0.02%
2014 1.50% -0.03%
2013 1.53% 0.01%
2012 1.53% 0.01%
2011 1.52% 0.00%
2010 1.52% 0.04%
2009 1.48% 0.15%
2008 1.33% -0.05%
2007 1.38% -0.10%
2006 1.48% -0.11%
2005 1.60% -0.07%
2004 1.67% -0.06%
2003 1.73% -0.03%
2002 1.76% 0.00%
2001 1.77% -0.04%
2000 1.80% -0.05%
1999 1.85% 0.03%
1998 1.82% 0.00%
1997 1.82% -0.01%
1996 1.83% 0.01%
1995 1.82% 0.00%
1994 1.82% 0.01%
1993 1.81% 0.06%
1992 1.75% 0.03%
1991 1.72% 0.03%