Afghanistan Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Afghanistan increased to 15 percent in 2011 from 9 percent in 2009. Unemployment Rate in Afghanistan is reported by the Gallup. From 2001 until 2011, Afghanistan Unemployment Rate averaged 6.3 Percent reaching an all time high of 15.0 Percent in December of 2011 and a record low of 3.4 Percent in December of 2001. In Afghanistan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Afghanistan Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
15.00 9.00 15.00 3.37 15.30 | 2012/12 2001 - 2011 Percent Yearly

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Afghanistan Unemployment Rate
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 29.82 2012-12-31 29.11 29.82 8.77 30.53 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Unemployment Rate 15.00 2011-12-31 9.00 15.00 3.37 15.30 2012-12-31 Percent [+]
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Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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Afghanistan Inflation Rate at 5.60 Percent  
The inflation rate in Afghanistan was recorded at 5.60 percent in March of 2014. Inflation Rate in Afghanistan is reported by the Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Gold Reserves at 21.87 Tonnes  
Gold Reserves in Afghanistan remained unchanged at 21.87 Tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 21.87 Tonnes in the third quarter of 2013. Gold Reserves in Afghanistan is reported by the World Gold Council.
Afghanistan Interest Rate at 15.00 Percent  
The benchmark interest rate in Afghanistan was last recorded at 15 percent. Interest Rate in Afghanistan is reported by the Da Afghanistan Bank.
Afghanistan GDP Annual Growth Rate at 11.80 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Afghanistan is expected to expanded 11.8 percent in the fiscal year 2012-13 from the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Afghanistan is reported by the Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Balance of Trade at -8518.00 USD Million  
Afghanistan recorded a trade deficit of 8518 USD Million in 2013. Balance of Trade in Afghanistan is reported by the Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Imports at 8932.39 USD Million  
Imports in Afghanistan increased to 8932 USD Million in the fiscal year 2012-13 from 6390 USD Million in the fiscal year 2011-12. Imports in Afghanistan is reported by the Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Exports at 414.51 USD Million  
Exports in Afghanistan decreased to 441.5 USD Million in the fiscal year 2012-13 from 376 USD Million in the fiscal year 2011-12. Exports in Afghanistan is reported by the Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Personal Income Tax Rate at 20.00 percent  
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Afghanistan stands at 20 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Afghanistan is reported by the Afghanistan Revenue Department.
Afghanistan Corporate Tax Rate at 20.00 percent  
The Corporate Tax Rate in Afghanistan stands at 20 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Afghanistan is reported by the Afghanistan Revenue Department.
Afghanistan Sales Tax Rate at 5.00 Percent  
The Sales Tax Rate in Afghanistan stands at 5 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Afghanistan is reported by the Afghanistan Revenue Department.
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