Nepal Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2020 | Yearly | % | World Bank

Nepal Unemployment Rate increased to 4.44 % in Dec 2020, from the previously reported number of 2.85 % in Dec 2019. Nepal Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1991 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 1.84 %. 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 World Bank.

In the latest reports, Nepal Population reached 29.89 million people in Jul 2020. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 77.22 % in Dec 2020.

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Nepal Unemployment Rate

What was Nepal's Unemployment Rate in 2020?

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

Unemployment Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.80 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 16.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Feb 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2021
Belgium (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.70 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 18.72 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Brazil (%) 14.20 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - Jan 2021
Brunei (%) 8.37 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 0.10 2017 yearly 2007 - 2017
Canada (%) 8.90 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Chile (%) 11.60 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2009 - Oct 2020
China (%) 4.24 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) 15.77 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) 9.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (%) 8.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 2.79 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 5.80 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2020
Ecuador (%) 4.96 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 7.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 7.70 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 6.20 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Finland (%) 8.20 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2020
France (%) 8.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Georgia (%) 11.57 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Germany (%) 4.50 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Sep 2020
Ghana (%) 4.51 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Greece (%) 16.80 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Aug 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 6.40 Oct 2020 monthly Oct 1981 - Oct 2020
Hungary (%) 4.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2020
Iceland (%) 5.60 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2020
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 7.07 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Iran (%) 10.60 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 7.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Israel (%) 4.71 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2012 - Oct 2020
Italy (%) 10.20 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 3.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1953 - Sep 2020
Jordan (%) 23.00 May 2020 quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 5.00 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 3.90 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Mar 2021
Kosovo (%) 29.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.50 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 8.00 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Lebanon (%) 11.35 2018 yearly 2004 - 2018
Lithuania (%) 10.40 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Luxembourg (%) 6.28 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.70 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (%) 16.14 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 5.40 May 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2020
Malta (%) 4.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.26 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2020
Moldova (%) 4.22 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2020
Mongolia (%) 7.57 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Dec 2020
Montenegro (%) 21.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Morocco (%) 12.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 3.24 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.80 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2020
New Zealand (%) 4.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (%) 27.11 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Norway (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2020
Oman (%) 2.80 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2018 - Oct 2020
Pakistan (%) 5.79 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Palestinian Territory (%) 23.40 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) 7.10 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 8.16 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 16.43 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2001 - Oct 2020
Philippines (%) 10.00 Jul 2020 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jul 2020
Poland (%) 6.10 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Oct 2020
Portugal (%) 7.50 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1998 - Oct 2020
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.70 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Russia (%) 6.35 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 8.98 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Serbia (%) 9.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 3.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
Slovakia (%) 7.35 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Slovenia (%) 5.10 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 8.91 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2020
Switzerland (%) 5.01 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020

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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) 2.673 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2017 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 412.623 Jun 2019 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 21.7 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
National Government Debt (USD mn) 9,555.8 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 30.3 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Forecast: Government Expenditure (NPR bn) 2,075.490 2026 yearly 2000 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (NPR bn) 4,058.870 2026 yearly 2000 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (NPR bn) 1,860.750 2026 yearly 2000 - 2026
Government Debt: External (NPR mn) 52,535.120 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Government Domestic Debt: Annual: Bonds & Treasury Bills (NPR mn) 613,211.900 2020 yearly 1986 - 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 0.000 yearly -
Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,110.5 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 1974 - Mar 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 93.2 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 9.3 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2004 - Mar 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 3,595.823 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 11,855.653 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 295.982 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,203.6 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 16.3 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2004 - Mar 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 238,474.900 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 47,751.314 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 9.524 Oct 2020 monthly Sep 1983 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 14.465 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Dec 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 0.422 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2013 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 169.501 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2013 - Feb 2021
Exports: fob: Custom Basis (NPR mn) 10,861.782 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: China (NPR mn) 20,074.478 Mar 2021 monthly Apr 2013 - Mar 2021
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: Other Countries (NPR mn) 29,920.128 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Trade Balance: Custom Basis (NPR mn) -129,483.277 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: India (NPR mn) 8,258.209 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: China (NPR mn) 55.870 Mar 2021 monthly Apr 2013 - Mar 2021
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: Other Countries (NPR mn) 2,547.703 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Imports: cif: Custom Basis (NPR mn) 140,345.059 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: India (NPR mn) 90,350.452 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Exports: Food & Live Animals (NPR mn) 2,374.303 Oct 2020 monthly Aug 2003 - Oct 2020
Exports: Crude Materials Inedible: Except Fuel (NPR mn) 309.446 Oct 2020 monthly Aug 2003 - Oct 2020
Exports: Chemicals (NPR mn) 510.509 Oct 2020 monthly Aug 2003 - Oct 2020
Exports: Manufactured Goods Classified by Materials (NPR mn) 3,644.815 Oct 2020 monthly Aug 2003 - Oct 2020
Exports: Miscellaneous Manufactures Articles (NPR mn) 1,501.587 Oct 2020 monthly Aug 2003 - Oct 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -419.6 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.9 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 64.9 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.5 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 7,121.3 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 402.9 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -2.196 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 1,974.734 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2020
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: Goods: Exports fob (NPR mn) 61,975.630 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Capital Account (NPR mn) 6,853.549 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Debit (NPR mn) -2,899.472 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Income: Debit (NPR mn) -24,782.615 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account (NPR mn) -49,534.154 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Income (NPR mn) 8,343.330 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Credit (NPR mn) 552,407.100 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Income: Credit (NPR mn) 33,125.945 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (NPR mn) 40,738.239 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers (NPR mn) 549,507.628 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (NPR mn) -66,403.937 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Financial Account (NPR mn) 90,532.506 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment in Nepal (NPR mn) 7,659.175 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (NPR mn) 0.000 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (NPR mn) -20,291.767 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Liabilities (NPR mn) 103,165.099 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Import cif (NPR mn) -643,695.044 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Net Error & Omissions (NPR mn) 57,018.592 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Reserve Assets & Related Items (RR) (NPR mn) -104,870.494 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods Balance (NPR mn) -581,719.413 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services (NPR mn) -25,665.699 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
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) 7,549.850 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 40,466.123 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
M2 Growth (%) 22.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jul 2003 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 11,278.3 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 3.000 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2003 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 9.1 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Mar 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 430.347 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 1957 - Mar 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 27.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 29,842.821 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 36,702.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 21.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 24,111.878 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 16.48 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 71.13 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Monetary Survey: Broad Money M2 (NPR mn) 4,712,684.686 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money M1 (NPR mn) 879,255.564 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Monetary Survey: Domestic Credits (DO) (NPR mn) 4,274,366.699 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
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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