India Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • India unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.98%, a 2.02% decline from 2020.
  • India unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.00%, a 2.73% increase from 2019.
  • India unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.27%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • India unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.33%, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Eswatini 25.76%
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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%
India Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.98% -2.02%
2020 8.00% 2.73%
2019 5.27% -0.06%
2018 5.33% -0.03%
2017 5.36% -0.07%
2016 5.42% -0.01%
2015 5.44% 0.00%
2014 5.44% 0.01%
2013 5.42% 0.01%
2012 5.41% -0.01%
2011 5.43% -0.12%
2010 5.55% 0.00%
2009 5.54% 0.13%
2008 5.41% -0.16%
2007 5.57% -0.03%
2006 5.60% -0.01%
2005 5.61% -0.02%
2004 5.63% -0.01%
2003 5.64% 0.11%
2002 5.53% -0.05%
2001 5.58% 0.01%
2000 5.56% -0.18%
1999 5.74% 0.07%
1998 5.67% 0.05%
1997 5.61% -0.13%
1996 5.74% -0.01%
1995 5.76% 0.02%
1994 5.74% 0.05%
1993 5.69% -0.04%
1992 5.73% 0.13%
1991 5.60% 0.13%