Unemployment Rate in Pakistan decreased to 5.70 percent in 2017 from 5.80 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Pakistan averaged 5.47 percent from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7.80 percent in 2002 and a record low of 3.10 percent in 1987. source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Unemployment Rate in Pakistan is expected to be 6.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Pakistan Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Pakistan Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.70 5.80 7.80 3.10 1985 - 2017 percent Yearly


Pakistan Unemployment Rate
In Pakistan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Pakistan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.80 7.80 3.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 61710.00 62230.00 62230.00 5580.00 Thousand [+]
Population 212.22 207.90 212.22 44.99 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 29700.00 29500.00 29700.00 26000.00 PKR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 13500.00 13400.00 13500.00 11200.00 PKR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 51400.00 49200.00 51400.00 41000.00 PKR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 28700.00 21700.00 28700.00 21700.00 PKR/Month [+]