Pakistan Unemployment Rate

1980 - 2018 | Yearly | % | Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Pakistan Unemployment Rate dropped to 5.79 % in Jun 2018, from the previously reported number of 5.94 % in Jun 2015. Pakistan Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Jun 1980 to Jun 2018, with an average rate of 5.55 %. The data reached an all-time high of 8.27 % in Jun 2003 and a record low of 3.04 % in Jun 1986. The data is reported by reported by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

In the latest reports, Pakistan Population reached 211.17 million people in Jun 2019. Monthly Earnings of Pakistan stood at 170.73 USD in Jun 2018. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 52.69 % in Dec 2020.

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Pakistan Unemployment Rate

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
5.79 2018 5.94 2015 3.04 1986 8.27 2003 % yearly 1980 - 2018

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 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 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Jan 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 (%) 13.90 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
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 (%) 7.50 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 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 (%) 6.64 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Sep 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 (%) 8.99 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Dec 2020
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 (%) 5.40 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jan 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 (%) 16.50 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 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 (%) 19.00 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 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 (%) 4.90 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2020
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 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Sep 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 5.80 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Sep 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 (%) -9.1 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -25,313.496 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 15,282.775 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2000 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 5.9 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 83.3 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Forecast: Government Expenditure (PKR bn) 15,176.071 2025 yearly 1993 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (PKR bn) 50,274.873 2025 yearly 1994 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (PKR bn) 12,889.363 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
CG Revenue: ytd: Tax (PKR mn) 2,455,900.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2000 - Dec 2020
CG Revenue: ytd: Tax: GS: Excise Duty (PKR mn) 4,179.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2000 - Dec 2020
Consolidated Govt (CG) Expenditure: ytd (PKR mn) 4,489,081.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2000 - Dec 2020
CG Expenditure: ytd: Current (PKR mn) 4,029,323.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2000 - Dec 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 6.352 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Trade Balance (USD mn) -2,674.5 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Jan 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 2,366.3 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1996 - Dec 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) 12.7 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1988 - Jan 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 3,903.866 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 212,215.130 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 5,338.564 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 5,004.8 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1996 - Dec 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) 21.1 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1988 - Jan 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 486,282.776 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 544,918.220 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 335.942 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 1969 - Jan 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 129.259 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Sep 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 153.463 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,192.297 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Dec 2020
Exports: Petroleum & Coal (PKR mn) 503.000 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jan 2021
Trade Balance: USD (USD mn) -3,192.00 Jul 2018 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2018
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 5.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 276.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.1 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 193.6 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 1997 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -136.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.2 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -292.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -156.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 113,803.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Sep 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 42.7 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 3,372.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 1.7 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -13.434 2019 yearly 1980 - 2019
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -119,678.312 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2020
BoP: Dr: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Account (FA): Assets (USD mn) 733.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Cr: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 55.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Cr: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) 126.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Cr: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) 8,159.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) 245.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Dr: CA: GS: Services (USD mn) 2,024.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Dr: CA: GS: Goods (USD mn) 12,565.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 5.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) -28.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Other Investment (OI): Assets (USD mn) 582.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Debit: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 16,027.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -658.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -1,232.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Cr: CA: GS: Services (USD mn) 1,568.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) 8,079.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Account (FA): Liabilities (USD mn) 167.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Dr: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) 1,358.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: GS: Goods (USD mn) -6,115.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) -292.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Other Investment (OI): Liabilities (USD mn) 1,240.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Dr: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) 80.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 55.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Financial Account (FA) (USD mn) -881.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Direct Investment (USD mn) -490.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 264.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options (USD mn) 3.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: GS: Services (USD mn) -456.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: FA: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 1,154.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Credit: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 16,303.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
BoP: Cr: CA: GS: Goods (USD mn) 6,450.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -118,687.732 2019 yearly 2014 - 2019
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 27,085.147 2019 yearly 2014 - 2019
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 145,772.879 2019 yearly 2014 - 2019
External Debt: Public (USD mn) 90,560.494 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Private Sector (USD mn) 11,259.735 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Dec 2020
Workers' Remittances (USD mn) 2,273.569 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1972 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Switzerland (USD mn) 9.084 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2001 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: United Kingdom (USD mn) 20.824 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2001 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: United States (USD mn) 8.736 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2001 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: China (USD mn) 4.109 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2012 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 0.026 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2012 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: U.A.E (USD mn) 1.862 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2012 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: United Kingdom (USD mn) 1.245 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2012 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Outflow: United States (USD mn) 1.065 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2012 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Hong Kong (USD mn) 18.912 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2001 - Jan 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct Investment: Italy (USD mn) 1.200 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2011 - Jan 2021
FDI: Food (USD mn) 1.248 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2001 - Jan 2021
FDI: Chemicals (USD mn) -0.354 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2001 - Jan 2021
FDI: Oil & Gas Exploration (USD mn) 32.947 Sep 2020 monthly Jul 2001 - Sep 2020
FDI: Tobacco & Cigarettes (USD mn) -0.789 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2001 - Jan 2021
FDI: Financial Business (USD mn) 17.176 Sep 2020 monthly Jul 2001 - Sep 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 9.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 5,270.488 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2003 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 47,993.566 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 1991 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 137,718.230 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2020
M2 Growth (%) 17.9 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1989 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jul 2006 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 14,304.7 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1959 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 5.000 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 2006 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 3.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jan 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 3,873.350 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Jan 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 11.1 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Total Deposits (USD mn) 94,526.791 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 151,993.8 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 2008 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 13.8 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 2009 - Dec 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 49,893.570 Nov 2020 monthly Sep 2007 - Nov 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 1.19 Oct 2020 monthly Sep 2008 - Oct 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 14.05 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
Money Supply M0: Reserve Money (PKR mn) 7,691,564.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
ORA: Gold Including Gold Deposits and Gold Swapped (USD mn) 2,711.52 May 2018 monthly Oct 2003 - May 2018
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves (FCR) (USD mn) 12,584.820 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 2003 - Jan 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence: Net Balance (% Point) 11.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 2018 - Dec 2020

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