Pakistan Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2023

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Pakistan youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 11.31%, a 0.28% increase from 2021.
  • Pakistan youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 11.03%, a 0.87% decline from 2020.
  • Pakistan youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 11.89%, a 2.32% increase from 2019.
  • Pakistan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.57%, a 1.73% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
Pakistan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 11.31% 0.28%
2021 11.03% -0.87%
2020 11.89% 2.32%
2019 9.57% 1.73%
2018 7.84% 0.39%
2017 7.46% 0.39%
2016 7.07% 0.39%
2015 6.68% 2.62%
2014 4.05% -1.91%
2013 5.96% 2.13%
2012 3.84% 2.11%
2011 1.72% 0.44%
2010 1.29% 0.20%
2009 1.09% 0.11%
2008 0.98% 0.16%
2007 0.82% -0.12%
2006 0.94% -0.04%
2005 0.98% -0.04%
2004 1.01% -0.03%
2003 1.05% -0.03%
2002 1.07% -0.05%
2001 1.13% -0.05%
2000 1.18% -0.04%
1999 1.22% -0.03%
1998 1.26% -0.03%
1997 1.28% -0.06%
1996 1.34% -0.05%
1995 1.39% -0.04%
1994 1.43% -0.02%
1993 1.44% -0.05%
1992 1.49% -0.02%
1991 1.51% -0.02%