Nepal Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nepal youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.57%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Nepal youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.64%, a 0.05% decline from 2017.
  • Nepal youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.69%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • Nepal youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.79%, a 0.12% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Haiti 29.67%
Yemen 24.24%
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Somalia 19.82%
South Sudan 18.57%
Comoros 18.29%
Afghanistan 17.22%
Mali 16.66%
Tajikistan 12.88%
Gambia 12.44%
Eritrea 10.90%
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Senegal 7.66%
Burkina Faso 7.64%
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Mozambique 6.72%
Central African Republic 6.55%
North Korea 5.88%
Guinea 5.04%
Benin 4.88%
Guinea-Bissau 4.59%
Nepal 4.57%
Tanzania 3.48%
Chad 3.26%
Ethiopia 3.17%
Madagascar 3.12%
Burundi 2.62%
Uganda 2.48%
Liberia 2.12%
Rwanda 1.66%
Niger 0.60%
Nepal Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 4.57% -0.07%
2018 4.64% -0.05%
2017 4.69% -0.10%
2016 4.79% -0.12%
2015 4.91% 0.35%
2014 4.56% 0.33%
2013 4.23% 0.40%
2012 3.83% 0.39%
2011 3.44% 0.35%
2010 3.09% 0.38%
2009 2.71% 0.52%
2008 2.19% -0.07%
2007 2.26% -0.13%
2006 2.39% -0.16%
2005 2.55% -0.10%
2004 2.65% -0.06%
2003 2.71% -0.05%
2002 2.76% -0.05%
2001 2.81% -0.06%
2000 2.87% -0.06%
1999 2.93% 0.03%
1998 2.90% -0.01%
1997 2.91% 0.01%
1996 2.90% -0.01%
1995 2.91% -0.01%
1994 2.92% 0.04%
1993 2.88% 0.06%
1992 2.82% 0.03%
1991 2.79% 0.03%