Nepal Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2022 was 11.12%, a 1.1% decline from 2021.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2021 was 12.22%, a 0.85% decline from 2020.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.08%, a 2.48% increase from 2019.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2019 was 10.60%, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Somalia 20.05%
Haiti 14.84%
Yemen 13.59%
Rwanda 13.01%
South Sudan 12.98%
Nepal 11.12%
Syrian Arab Republic 9.61%
Comoros 8.81%
Zimbabwe 7.95%
Tajikistan 7.83%
Eritrea 6.62%
Central African Republic 6.36%
Guinea 5.75%
Malawi 5.61%
Burkina Faso 5.18%
Democratic Republic of Congo 4.99%
Gambia 4.78%
Uganda 4.28%
Togo 4.07%
Ethiopia 4.02%
Mozambique 3.91%
Sierra Leone 3.64%
Liberia 3.63%
Guinea-Bissau 3.58%
Senegal 3.43%
North Korea 2.96%
Mali 2.76%
Tanzania 2.76%
Madagascar 2.14%
Benin 1.65%
Chad 1.41%
Burundi 1.02%
Niger 0.53%
Nepal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 11.12% -1.10%
2021 12.22% -0.85%
2020 13.08% 2.48%
2019 10.60% -0.02%
2018 10.62% -0.04%
2017 10.66% 0.26%
2016 10.40% -0.11%
2015 10.51% -0.06%
2014 10.58% 0.07%
2013 10.50% -0.03%
2012 10.53% 0.03%
2011 10.50% -0.04%
2010 10.55% 0.01%
2009 10.54% -0.05%
2008 10.59% 0.08%
2007 10.51% 0.00%
2006 10.52% 0.00%
2005 10.52% -0.04%
2004 10.56% 0.02%
2003 10.54% 0.11%
2002 10.42% -0.14%
2001 10.57% -0.04%
2000 10.60% 0.06%
1999 10.55% 0.05%
1998 10.50% -0.06%
1997 10.56% 0.00%
1996 10.56% 0.06%
1995 10.50% -0.14%
1994 10.64% 0.14%
1993 10.50% 0.00%
1992 10.51% -0.06%
1991 10.57% -0.06%