Pakistan Unemployment Rate 1991-2019

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.04%, a 0.14% decline from 2017.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.18%, a 0.26% decline from 2016.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.44%, a 0.13% decline from 2015.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2015 was 3.57%, a 1.74% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Mongolia 6.32%
Nigeria 6.03%
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Uzbekistan 5.22%
Nicaragua 4.48%
Sri Lanka 4.40%
El Salvador 4.39%
Bangladesh 4.31%
Indonesia 4.30%
Honduras 4.08%
Moldova 3.41%
Cameroon 3.36%
Bolivia 3.26%
Pakistan 3.04%
Timor-Leste 3.00%
India 2.55%
Philippines 2.52%
Papua New Guinea 2.37%
Bhutan 2.20%
Vietnam 1.89%
Solomon Islands 1.79%
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Cambodia 1.05%
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Pakistan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 3.04% -0.14%
2017 3.18% -0.26%
2016 3.44% -0.13%
2015 3.57% 1.74%
2014 1.83% -1.13%
2013 2.95% 1.28%
2012 1.68% 0.88%
2011 0.80% 0.14%
2010 0.65% 0.12%
2009 0.54% 0.11%
2008 0.42% 0.03%
2007 0.40% -0.18%
2006 0.58% -0.08%
2005 0.67% -0.05%
2004 0.72% -0.03%
2003 0.75% -0.01%
2002 0.75% 0.03%
2001 0.72% -0.02%
2000 0.74% -0.02%
1999 0.76% 0.05%
1998 0.71% 0.00%
1997 0.71% 0.00%
1996 0.71% 0.01%
1995 0.70% 0.02%
1994 0.68% 0.04%
1993 0.64% 0.04%
1992 0.60% 0.02%
1991 0.58% 0.02%