Pakistan 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.
  • Pakistan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.81%, a 0.17% decline from 2018.
  • Pakistan youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 7.98%, a 0.38% increase from 2017.
  • Pakistan youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.60%, a 0.39% increase from 2016.
  • Pakistan youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.21%, a 0.48% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
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Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Pakistan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 7.81% -0.17%
2018 7.98% 0.38%
2017 7.60% 0.39%
2016 7.21% 0.48%
2015 6.73% 2.63%
2014 4.10% -1.95%
2013 6.05% 2.52%
2012 3.53% 1.79%
2011 1.74% 0.43%
2010 1.31% 0.21%
2009 1.10% 0.09%
2008 1.01% 0.18%
2007 0.83% -0.12%
2006 0.95% -0.04%
2005 0.99% 0.00%
2004 0.99% 0.00%
2003 0.99% 0.01%
2002 0.98% 0.00%
2001 0.98% -0.02%
2000 1.00% -0.01%
1999 1.01% 0.02%
1998 0.99% -0.01%
1997 1.00% -0.02%
1996 1.02% 0.01%
1995 1.01% 0.01%
1994 1.00% 0.00%
1993 1.00% 0.02%
1992 0.98% 0.03%
1991 0.95% 0.03%