India Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • India unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.11%, a 1.84% 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 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • India unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.41%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Timor-Leste 5.06%
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Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
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Cameroon 3.62%
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Kenya 2.98%
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India Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.11% 1.84%
2019 5.27% -0.06%
2018 5.33% -0.08%
2017 5.41% -0.10%
2016 5.51% -0.05%
2015 5.56% -0.04%
2014 5.60% -0.07%
2013 5.67% 0.01%
2012 5.66% 0.01%
2011 5.65% 0.00%
2010 5.65% 0.04%
2009 5.61% 0.25%
2008 5.36% -0.05%
2007 5.41% -0.11%
2006 5.52% -0.13%
2005 5.65% -0.07%
2004 5.72% -0.05%
2003 5.77% 0.00%
2002 5.77% 0.04%
2001 5.73% -0.02%
2000 5.75% -0.03%
1999 5.78% 0.04%
1998 5.74% 0.00%
1997 5.74% -0.01%
1996 5.75% 0.00%
1995 5.75% 0.00%
1994 5.75% 0.03%
1993 5.72% 0.11%
1992 5.61% 0.06%
1991 5.55% 0.06%