Pakistan Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.45%, a 0.37% increase from 2018.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.08%, a 0.14% increase from 2017.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.95%, a 0.16% increase from 2016.
  • Pakistan unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.79%, a 0.22% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Pakistan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.45% 0.37%
2018 4.08% 0.14%
2017 3.95% 0.16%
2016 3.79% 0.22%
2015 3.57% 1.74%
2014 1.83% -1.13%
2013 2.95% 1.25%
2012 1.70% 0.90%
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% -0.03%
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 0.63% 0.01%
1998 0.62% 0.00%
1997 0.62% 0.00%
1996 0.63% 0.00%
1995 0.62% 0.00%
1994 0.62% 0.00%
1993 0.62% 0.02%
1992 0.59% 0.01%
1991 0.58% 0.01%