Pakistan Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.65%, a 0.67% increase from 2019.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.98%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.08%, a 0.14% increase from 2017.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.94%, a 0.16% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Tunisia 16.69%
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Cabo Verde 13.41%
Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
Djibouti 11.57%
Mauritania 10.66%
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Congo, Rep. 10.27%
Morocco 10.15%
Ukraine 9.48%
Honduras 9.39%
Nigeria 9.01%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.89%
Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
Pakistan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.65% 0.67%
2019 3.98% -0.10%
2018 4.08% 0.14%
2017 3.94% 0.16%
2016 3.78% 0.21%
2015 3.57% 1.74%
2014 1.83% -1.12%
2013 2.95% 1.25%
2012 1.70% 0.90%
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% -0.03%
2005 0.61% -0.02%
2004 0.63% -0.01%
2003 0.64% 0.00%
2002 0.64% 0.01%
2001 0.63% 0.00%
2000 0.63% -0.01%
1999 0.64% 0.01%
1998 0.63% 0.00%
1997 0.63% 0.00%
1996 0.63% 0.00%
1995 0.63% 0.00%
1994 0.63% 0.01%
1993 0.62% 0.02%
1992 0.60% 0.01%
1991 0.59% 0.01%