Nepal Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.05%, a 0.33% increase from 2020.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.72%, a 1.63% increase from 2019.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.10%, a 0.1% decline from 2018.
  • Nepal unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.19%, a 0.13% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Somalia 19.87%
Haiti 15.73%
South Sudan 13.92%
Yemen 13.57%
Afghanistan 13.28%
Gambia 11.21%
Syrian Arab Republic 10.57%
Comoros 9.45%
Eritrea 8.05%
Tajikistan 7.75%
Mali 7.72%
Malawi 7.02%
Guinea-Bissau 6.76%
Central African Republic 6.58%
Guinea 6.34%
Democratic Republic of Congo 5.43%
Sierra Leone 5.33%
Zimbabwe 5.17%
Nepal 5.05%
Burkina Faso 4.76%
Liberia 4.10%
Togo 4.00%
Mozambique 3.98%
Senegal 3.72%
Ethiopia 3.69%
Uganda 2.94%
Tanzania 2.65%
Madagascar 2.59%
North Korea 2.59%
Chad 1.88%
Burundi 1.79%
Rwanda 1.61%
Benin 1.57%
Niger 0.75%
Nepal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.05% 0.33%
2020 4.72% 1.63%
2019 3.10% -0.10%
2018 3.19% -0.13%
2017 3.32% 0.45%
2016 2.87% -0.23%
2015 3.10% 0.16%
2014 2.94% 0.39%
2013 2.55% 0.22%
2012 2.33% 0.30%
2011 2.03% 0.21%
2010 1.82% 0.27%
2009 1.55% 0.22%
2008 1.33% 0.00%
2007 1.33% -0.06%
2006 1.39% -0.07%
2005 1.46% -0.10%
2004 1.55% -0.04%
2003 1.60% 0.05%
2002 1.54% -0.20%
2001 1.75% -0.11%
2000 1.86% 0.00%
1999 1.85% 0.07%
1998 1.78% -0.05%
1997 1.83% 0.01%
1996 1.82% 0.08%
1995 1.74% -0.15%
1994 1.89% 0.17%
1993 1.72% 0.01%
1992 1.71% -0.06%
1991 1.77% -0.06%