Nepal Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nepal youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.50%, a 1.41% increase from 2020.
  • Nepal youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.09%, a 2.14% increase from 2019.
  • Nepal youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.95%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Nepal youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.95%, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 35.66%
Somalia 34.74%
Syrian Arab Republic 26.22%
Yemen 25.47%
Comoros 21.66%
South Sudan 20.97%
Afghanistan 20.23%
Tajikistan 17.38%
Mali 17.31%
Gambia 15.49%
Eritrea 14.62%
Guinea-Bissau 12.84%
Central African Republic 11.80%
Sierra Leone 10.77%
Democratic Republic of Congo 10.08%
Malawi 9.85%
Togo 9.71%
Nepal 9.50%
Guinea 8.24%
Mozambique 8.12%
Burkina Faso 7.72%
Zimbabwe 7.33%
North Korea 6.13%
Ethiopia 5.72%
Senegal 5.04%
Madagascar 4.82%
Tanzania 4.60%
Uganda 4.33%
Benin 3.92%
Burundi 3.39%
Liberia 3.23%
Rwanda 2.93%
Chad 2.44%
Niger 1.02%
Nepal Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 9.50% 1.41%
2020 8.09% 2.14%
2019 5.95% 0.00%
2018 5.95% -0.03%
2017 5.98% 0.41%
2016 5.57% -0.18%
2015 5.75% 0.45%
2014 5.30% 0.61%
2013 4.68% 0.49%
2012 4.19% 0.54%
2011 3.65% 0.48%
2010 3.17% 0.51%
2009 2.66% 0.47%
2008 2.19% -0.06%
2007 2.25% -0.09%
2006 2.34% -0.09%
2005 2.43% -0.10%
2004 2.53% -0.07%
2003 2.60% -0.03%
2002 2.63% -0.14%
2001 2.76% -0.09%
2000 2.85% -0.07%
1999 2.92% -0.01%
1998 2.93% -0.06%
1997 2.99% -0.03%
1996 3.02% 0.01%
1995 3.01% -0.12%
1994 3.13% 0.05%
1993 3.08% -0.04%
1992 3.12% -0.08%
1991 3.20% -0.08%