Nepal: Female unemployment

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 Nepal

Unemployment rate for females

 Latest value 12.60
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 12.45
 Min - Max 11.83 - 14.48
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nepal from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Nepal during that period was 12.45 percent with a minimum of 11.83 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 14.48 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 12.6 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 8.92 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Nepal - Female unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Nepal - Female unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2022




Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 8.70 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 10.92 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 12.60 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 10.21 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 20.55 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 40.48 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 38.06 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 28.68 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 53.94 2023 percent
 Self-employment 78.46 2022 percent
 Informal employment 80.80 2017 percent
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