Nepal Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.44%, a 1.59% increase from 2019.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.85%, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.90%, a 0.07% decline from 2017.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2017 was 2.97%, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Somalia 13.10%
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Afghanistan 11.73%
Gambia 9.64%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.03%
Comoros 8.43%
Mali 7.50%
Tajikistan 7.50%
Eritrea 7.44%
Senegal 7.10%
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Burkina Faso 4.96%
Sierra Leone 4.60%
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Nepal 4.44%
Guinea 4.35%
Central African Republic 4.33%
Togo 4.05%
Mozambique 3.39%
Liberia 3.30%
Guinea-Bissau 3.16%
North Korea 2.81%
Ethiopia 2.79%
Benin 2.54%
Uganda 2.44%
Chad 2.26%
Tanzania 2.16%
Madagascar 1.92%
Rwanda 1.35%
Burundi 0.80%
Niger 0.69%
Nepal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.44% 1.59%
2019 2.85% -0.05%
2018 2.90% -0.07%
2017 2.97% -0.08%
2016 3.05% -0.05%
2015 3.10% 0.25%
2014 2.85% 0.22%
2013 2.63% 0.27%
2012 2.36% 0.25%
2011 2.11% 0.23%
2010 1.88% 0.24%
2009 1.64% 0.31%
2008 1.33% -0.05%
2007 1.38% -0.09%
2006 1.47% -0.09%
2005 1.56% -0.07%
2004 1.63% -0.06%
2003 1.69% -0.04%
2002 1.73% -0.02%
2001 1.75% -0.05%
2000 1.80% -0.05%
1999 1.85% 0.02%
1998 1.83% 0.00%
1997 1.83% -0.01%
1996 1.84% 0.00%
1995 1.84% 0.00%
1994 1.84% 0.02%
1993 1.82% 0.04%
1992 1.78% 0.03%
1991 1.75% 0.03%