Pakistan: Youth unemployment

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Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 11.31
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 3.51
 Min - Max 0.82 - 11.89
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Pakistan from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Pakistan during that period was 3.51 percent with a minimum of 0.82 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 11.89 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 11.31 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 16.72 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
Pakistan - Youth unemployment - recent values

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Pakistan - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2022

We present the rate of youth unemployment for Pakistan and other countries. Youth unemployment is the percent of 15-24 year olds who are part of the labor force but are unemployed. Recall that the labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people.
Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 78.91 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 6.42 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 9.27 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 5.55 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 11.31 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 52.75 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 23.31 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 24.61 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 80.86 2022 percent
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