Pakistan Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Pakistan decreased to 6 percent in the second quarter of 2013 from 6.30 percent in the first quarter of 2013. Unemployment Rate in Pakistan is reported by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. From 1985 until 2013, Pakistan Unemployment Rate averaged 5.4 Percent reaching an all time high of 7.8 Percent in June of 2002 and a record low of 3.1 Percent in December of 1987. In Pakistan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Pakistan Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 6.30 7.80 3.10 6.20 | 2013/09 1985 - 2013 Percent Quarterly

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Pakistan Unemployment Rate
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 178.91 2012-12-31 176.74 178.91 45.85 181.49 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Employed Persons 56010.00 2012-06-29 53840.00 56010.00 26961.00 56116.01 2012-12-31 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3730.00 2012-06-29 3400.00 3730.00 903.00 3754.78 2012-12-31 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Rate 6.00 2013-06-30 6.30 7.80 3.10 6.20 2013-09-30 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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In its January, 2014 meeting, the State Bank of Pakistan decided to leave the policy rate unchanged at 10 percent, as the Board considers inflation expectations are lower than previously anticipated.
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In December of 2013, Pakistan’s inflation rate slowed to an annual 9.2 percent, compared to 10.9 percent in the previous month, due to a slowdown in food prices. A year earlier, the inflation was recorded at 7.9 percent.
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In November of 2013, Pakistan trade deficit rose to PKR 198.6 billion, from PKR 150.5 billion in October and PKR 164.3 billion a year earlier, as purchases of petroleum and medical products boosted imports.
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In November of 2013, Pakistan annual inflation rate rose sharply to 10.9 percent, from 9.08 percent in September, boosted by higher food prices.
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