Nepal Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2020 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Nepal Unemployment Rate

  • Nepal Unemployment Rate increased to 4.44% in Dec 2020, from the previously reported figure of 2.85% in Dec 2019.
  • Nepal Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1991 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 1.83%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 4.44% in Dec 2020 and a record low of 1.33% in Dec 2008.
  • The data is reported by reported by CEIC Data.
  • In the latest reports, Nepal Population reached 30.30 million people in Jul 2021.


View Nepal's Unemployment Rate from 1991 to 2020 in the chart:

Nepal Unemployment Rate

What was Nepal's Unemployment Rate in 2020?

Nepal Unemployment Rate increased to 4.44% in Dec 2020, from the previously reported figure of 2.85% in Dec 2019. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
4.44 2020 2.85 2019 1.33 2008 4.44 2020 % yearly 1991 - 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 11.71 Sep 2017 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 7.00 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1990 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 14.50 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 3.90 May 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - May 2022
Austria (%) 4.76 May 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 5.94 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2022
Belgium (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Apr 2022
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 17.41 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Botswana (%) 24.72 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Brazil (%) 10.50 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Apr 2022
Brunei (%) 7.65 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 4.90 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Chile (%) 7.80 May 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - May 2022
China (%) 5.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) 12.12 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 6.40 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) 5.40 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Czech Republic (%) 2.42 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Denmark (%) 5.10 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.78 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 7.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 5.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 6.20 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Finland (%) 6.20 May 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - May 2022
France (%) 7.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 20.62 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Germany (%) 3.00 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Apr 2022
Ghana (%) 4.70 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Greece (%) 12.50 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - Apr 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Oct 1981 - May 2022
Hungary (%) 3.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Iceland (%) 3.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 6.49 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Iran (%) 8.90 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 4.70 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Israel (%) 3.74 May 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2022
Italy (%) 8.36 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Apr 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Apr 2022
Jordan (%) 22.80 Feb 2022 quarterly Feb 2000 - Feb 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.90 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 2.80 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 25.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 6.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Lebanon (%) 29.56 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 6.20 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2022
Luxembourg (%) 4.64 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 3.40 May 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - May 2022
North Macedonia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 3.90 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
Malta (%) 3.22 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.09 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Moldova (%) 3.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 8.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 12.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 3.98 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.10 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 2.90 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - Mar 2022
Oman (%) 2.10 May 2022 monthly Mar 2018 - May 2022
Pakistan (%) 6.30 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 25.40 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 11.30 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 8.47 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 7.21 May 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - May 2022
Philippines (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 1982 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Russia (%) 4.25 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.86 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) 10.60 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 2.20 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2020 - Apr 2022
Slovakia (%) 6.35 May 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - May 2022
Slovenia (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 34.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 13.65 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.60 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 7.66 May 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 4.56 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - 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
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: 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
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
Exports: Miscellaneous Manufactures Articles (NPR mn) 1,215.904 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: 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
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
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: 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
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: 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
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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