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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Pakistan

Pakistan Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 6.5 % 2021
Employed Persons 71760 Thousand Person | 71.76 Million Person 2020


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Pakistan - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Pakistan?

  • Unemployment Rate in Pakistan increased to 6.5 % in 2021. The maximum rate was 7.8 % and minimum was 3.1 %.
  • Data published Yearly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
6.5 2021 23.07.2022
4.4 2020 16.03.2021
4.1 2019 29.06.2020
4.1 2018 10.02.2020
5.7 2017 25.10.2018
5.9 2016 21.06.2018


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Pakistan by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Mamnoon Hussain 09.09.2013 - 09.09.2018 5.9000 5.9000 5.9000 5.9000 0.00%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Pakistan - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Pakistan?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Pakistan increased to 71760 Thousand Person (71.76 Million Person) in 2020. The maximum rate was 62230 Thousand Person and minimum was 26961 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Yearly by State Bank.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
71760 2020 24.09.2022
64030 2019 15.04.2022
61710 2018 29.10.2019
62230 2017 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Pakistan by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Pakistan

Index Updated Actual Previous
Living Wage Individual 2018 80.486 USD/Month 79.89
Wages High Skilled 2018 306.443 USD/Month 293.327
Wages Low Skilled  2018 171.107 USD/Month 129.374

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2021 5.2 % 5.3
Jordan 2Q/22 22.6 % 22.8
Kyrgyzstan Jul/22 2.8 % 2.9
Mongolia 4Q/21 8.1 % 7.4
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 2Q/22 24 % 25
Tajikistan Dec/20 7.5 % 2.1
Cambodia 2021 0.61 % 0.33
China 2Q/22 5.3 % 5.4
Georgia 2021 20.6 % 18.5
India 2022 6.4 % 8.3
Israel Aug/22 3.4 % 3.4
Pakistan 2021 6.5 % 4.4
South Korea Aug/22 2.5 % 2.9
Taiwan Aug/22 3.67 % 3.68
Vietnam 1Q/22 2.46 % 3.56
Maldives 2021 6.1 % 6.3
Armenia 1Q/22 14.8 % 14.5
Hong Kong Aug/22 4.1 % 4.3
Indonesia 1Q/22 5.83 % 6.49
Japan Aug/22 2.5 % 2.6
Kazakhstan Jun/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Aug/22 4.3 % 4.1
Malaysia Jul/22 3.7 % 3.8
Philippines 2Q/22 5.3 % 5.2
Qatar 1Q/22 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 2Q/22 2.1 % 2.2
Sri Lanka 2Q/22 4.6 % 4.3
Thailand Jun/22 1.37 % 1.53
Oman 2021 3.1 % 2.9
Iran 2Q/22 9.2 % 9.4
Laos 2021 1.3 % 1
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 2Q/22 5.8 % 6
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2021 2.6 % 2.9
United Arab Emirates 2021 3.9 % 6.7
Yemen 2021 13.6 % 13.42
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2021 14.2 % 13.74
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2021 13.3 % 11.2
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2020 7.4 % 6.8
Mauritius 2Q/22 8.1 % 8.7