India Unemployment Rate 1991-2023

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • India unemployment rate for 2022 was 7.33%, a 0.38% decline from 2021.
  • India unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.71%, a 2.48% decline from 2020.
  • India unemployment rate for 2020 was 10.20%, a 3.69% increase from 2019.
  • India unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.51%, a 1.14% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
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West Bank and Gaza 25.72%
Eswatini 24.39%
Republic of Congo 21.80%
Sudan 18.73%
Lesotho 18.04%
Tunisia 16.12%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.32%
Cabo Verde 13.57%
Georgia 11.31%
Mauritania 11.11%
Morocco 10.49%
Angola 10.21%
Mongolia 8.25%
India 7.33%
Honduras 7.10%
Egypt 6.96%
Sri Lanka 6.71%
Pakistan 6.42%
Zambia 6.13%
Uzbekistan 6.01%
Nigeria 5.76%
Nicaragua 5.57%
Kenya 5.50%
Timor-Leste 4.86%
Bangladesh 4.70%
Kyrgyz Republic 4.57%
Bolivia 4.42%
Cameroon 4.00%
Ghana 3.87%
El Salvador 3.82%
Bhutan 3.60%
Indonesia 3.55%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Lao PDR 2.63%
Moldova 2.28%
Philippines 2.24%
Vanuatu 2.09%
Vietnam 1.92%
Solomon Islands 1.54%
Cambodia 0.36%
India Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 7.33% -0.38%
2021 7.71% -2.48%
2020 10.20% 3.69%
2019 6.51% -1.14%
2018 7.65% -0.08%
2017 7.73% -0.11%
2016 7.84% -0.07%
2015 7.92% -0.07%
2014 7.98% -0.06%
2013 8.04% -0.06%
2012 8.10% -0.07%
2011 8.17% -0.15%
2010 8.32% -0.06%
2009 8.38% 0.03%
2008 8.35% -0.18%
2007 8.54% -0.09%
2006 8.63% -0.07%
2005 8.70% 0.17%
2004 8.53% 0.17%
2003 8.36% 0.26%
2002 8.10% 0.15%
2001 7.96% 0.19%
2000 7.77% 0.06%
1999 7.71% 0.22%
1998 7.49% 0.21%
1997 7.28% 0.10%
1996 7.18% 0.17%
1995 7.01% 0.18%
1994 6.83% 0.03%
1993 6.80% -0.02%
1992 6.82% 0.08%
1991 6.74% 0.08%