Pakistan Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.35%, a 0.05% increase from 2020.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.30%, a 0.76% increase from 2019.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.54%, a 0.54% decline from 2018.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.08%, a 0.16% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 28.39%
Eswatini 25.76%
West Bank and Gaza 24.90%
Lesotho 24.60%
Republic of Congo 23.01%
Sudan 19.81%
Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
Cabo Verde 15.42%
Zambia 13.03%
Morocco 11.47%
Mauritania 11.46%
Georgia 10.66%
Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
Lao PDR 1.26%
Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Pakistan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.35% 0.05%
2020 4.30% 0.76%
2019 3.54% -0.54%
2018 4.08% 0.16%
2017 3.92% 0.14%
2016 3.78% 0.21%
2015 3.57% 1.74%
2014 1.83% -1.12%
2013 2.95% 1.10%
2012 1.85% 1.05%
2011 0.80% 0.15%
2010 0.65% 0.11%
2009 0.54% 0.12%
2008 0.42% 0.02%
2007 0.40% -0.18%
2006 0.58% -0.01%
2005 0.59% -0.02%
2004 0.61% 0.02%
2003 0.59% 0.04%
2002 0.55% -0.02%
2001 0.57% -0.01%
2000 0.58% 0.01%
1999 0.57% 0.01%
1998 0.56% 0.02%
1997 0.54% -0.06%
1996 0.60% 0.00%
1995 0.60% 0.02%
1994 0.59% 0.03%
1993 0.56% -0.09%
1992 0.66% 0.04%
1991 0.62% 0.04%