Nepal Labour Force Participation Rate

1990 - 2021 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Nepal Labour Force Participation Rate

  • Nepal Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 79.6 % in Dec 2021, compared with 77.4 % in the previous year.
  • Nepal Labour Force Participation Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1990 to Dec 2021, with an average rate of 84.1 % .
  • The data reached the an all-time high of 85.9 % in Dec 1995 and a record low of 77.4 % in Dec 2020.
  • Nepal Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by CEIC Data.
  • In the latest reports, Nepal Population reached 30.3 million people in Jul 2021.
  • Unemployment Rate of Nepal increased to 4.4 % in Dec 2020.

View Nepal's Labour Force Participation Rate from 1990 to 2021 in the chart:

Nepal Labour Force Participation Rate

What was Nepal's Labour Force Participation Rate in 2021?

Nepal Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 79.6 % in Dec 2021, compared with 77.4 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
79.6 2021 77.4 2020 77.4 2020 85.9 1995 % yearly 1990 - 2021

Labour Force Participation Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 61.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 41.7 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Argentina (%) 60.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Armenia (%) 58.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 67.0 May 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - May 2022
Austria (%) 77.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2021 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 63.8 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bahrain (%) 70.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bangladesh (%) 57.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Belarus (%) 86.5 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Belgium (%) 70.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Bolivia (%) 62.4 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 47.7 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Botswana (%) 60.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Brazil (%) 62.4 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Apr 2022
Brunei (%) 63.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 55.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 87.4 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 65.9 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Chile (%) 59.8 May 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - May 2022
China (%) 68.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Colombia (%) 63.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Croatia (%) 51.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) 64.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2004 - Mar 2022
Czech Republic (%) 59.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Denmark (%) 70.9 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 64.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 42.9 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Estonia (%) 65.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 57.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Finland (%) 69.6 May 2022 monthly May 2004 - May 2022
France (%) 73.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 50.9 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Germany (%) 55.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) 68.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Greece (%) 59.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 58.1 May 2022 monthly Dec 1981 - May 2022
Hungary (%) 66.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
Iceland (%) 78.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2022
India (%) 45.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Indonesia (%) 69.1 Feb 2022 semiannually Feb 2005 - Feb 2022
Iran (%) 40.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2018 - Mar 2022
Ireland (%) 64.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Israel (%) 63.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2022
Italy (%) 48.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 55.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Japan (%) 62.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1968 - Apr 2022
Jordan (%) 38.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 69.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 73.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
South Korea (%) 64.9 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 39.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 70.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan (%) 60.2 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Laos (%) 76.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Latvia (%) 68.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (%) 42.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 62.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1998 - Mar 2022
Luxembourg (%) 55.4 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 68.3 May 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - May 2022
North Macedonia (%) 55.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 75.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Malaysia (%) 69.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
Malta (%) 78.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 54.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Mexico (%) 60.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Moldova (%) 40.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 58.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 56.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 44.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 78.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 54.7 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Nepal (%) 79.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Netherlands (%) 72.3 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
New Zealand (%) 71.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Norway (%) 66.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Oman (%) 68.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Pakistan (%) 50.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 45.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2002 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 60.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 71.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 71.9 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Philippines (%) 63.4 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 2003 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 58.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2021 - Mar 2022
Portugal (%) 59.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Qatar (%) 88.0 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Romania (%) 51.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Russia (%) 68.5 Dec 2021 monthly Aug 2009 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 61.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2016 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) 55.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 70.5 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Slovakia (%) 59.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Slovenia (%) 58.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 56.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 58.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 49.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) 48.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Sweden (%) 75.1 May 2022 monthly Apr 2005 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 66.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -10.0 2018 yearly 2012 - 2018
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 157.985 Sep 2021 quarterly Jun 2017 - Sep 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 412.623 Jun 2019 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 19.1 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
National Government Debt (USD mn) 9,555.9 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 27.2 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Forecast: Government Expenditure (NPR bn) 2,351.076 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (NPR bn) 4,347.674 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (NPR bn) 2,117.893 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Government Debt: Total (NPR mn) 1,047,896.800 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Government Debt: External (NPR mn) 594,926.200 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Government Domestic Debt: Annual: Bonds & Treasury Bills (NPR mn) 800,320.067 2021 yearly 1986 - 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 0.000 yearly -
Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,193.3 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 1974 - Apr 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 105.5 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) -8.3 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2004 - Apr 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 3,097.301 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 10,747.117 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 250.567 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,298.8 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) -5.7 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2004 - Apr 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 189,890.034 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 42,289.707 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 11.337 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1983 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 44.990 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 0.633 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 204.689 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2022
Imports: cif: Custom Basis (NPR mn) 157,927.145 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: Other Countries (NPR mn) 28,577.387 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: Other Countries (NPR mn) 3,692.038 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Exports: fob: Custom Basis (NPR mn) 12,826.843 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: India (NPR mn) 104,460.857 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: China (NPR mn) 24,888.901 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2022
Trade Balance: Custom Basis (NPR mn) -145,100.302 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: India (NPR mn) 9,057.783 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: China (NPR mn) 77.023 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2022
Exports: Miscellaneous Manufactures Articles (NPR mn) 1,215.904 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Manufactured Goods Classified by Materials (NPR mn) 4,200.359 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Chemicals (NPR mn) 520.677 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Crude Materials Inedible: Except Fuel (NPR mn) 263.666 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Food & Live Animals (NPR mn) 1,956.224 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Machinery & Transport Equipments (NPR mn) 33,972.859 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Chemicals (NPR mn) 18,580.079 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants & Related Minerals (NPR mn) 23,217.635 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Manufactured Goods Classified by Materials (NPR mn) 29,973.315 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Food & Live Animals (NPR mn) 17,535.568 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,689.6 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.8 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 52.4 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 8,782.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 360.5 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.400 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 473.020 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2021
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (NPR mn) -49,232.232 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account (NPR mn) 60,976.563 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (NPR mn) 26,849.817 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Credit (NPR mn) 260,890.179 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment in Nepal (NPR mn) 6,273.466 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Reserve Assets & Related Items (RR) (NPR mn) 146,699.918 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Net Error & Omissions (NPR mn) -8,866.024 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Debit (NPR mn) -1,609.268 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income: Credit (NPR mn) 12,549.723 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services (NPR mn) -22,382.415 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income: Debit (NPR mn) -3,316.606 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Liabilities (NPR mn) 59,809.448 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (NPR mn) -5,106.351 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Import cif (NPR mn) -504,261.573 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods Balance (NPR mn) -448,500.313 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (NPR mn) 0.000 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers (NPR mn) 259,280.810 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Capital Account (NPR mn) 3,558.345 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income (NPR mn) 9,233.116 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports fob (NPR mn) 55,761.259 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account (NPR mn) -202,368.802 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.5 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 267.883 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 7,741.135 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 43,817.142 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
M2 Growth (%) 10.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.0 May 2022 monthly Jul 2003 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 8,405.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 3.000 May 2022 monthly Jul 2003 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 6.5 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 500.565 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1957 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 33,635.870 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 14.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 45,002.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 24.2 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 30,927.486 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 26.85 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 80.34 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Monetary Survey: Domestic Credits (DO) (NPR mn) 5,482,226.673 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Monetary Survey: Broad Money M2 (NPR mn) 5,337,804.213 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money M1 (NPR mn) 943,025.054 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Foreign Reserve (USD mn) 9,138.714 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Commercial Banks: Deposits exclude Interbank (NPR mn) 4,097,521.729 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Commercial Banks: Loans & Advances (NPR mn) 1,945,068.90 Jan 2018 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2018
CB: NPL (NPR mn) 27,174.060 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015

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