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Nepal

Nepal Labor Stats

Definitions

  • Economically active children > Female: Economically active children refer to children involved in economic activity for at least one hour in the reference week of the survey.
    % of female children ages 7-14
  • Economically active children > Male: Economically active children refer to children involved in economic activity for at least one hour in the reference week of the survey.
    % of male children ages 7-14
  • Economically active children > Total: Economically active children refer to children involved in economic activity for at least one hour in the reference week of the survey.
    % of children ages 7-14
  • Employment rate > Adults: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Employment rate > Women: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Employment rate > Young adults: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Employment rate > Young men: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Employment rate > Young women: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Female economic activity: Female economic activity rate (aged 15 and above) in 2000.
  • Female economic activity growth: The % change in the female economic activity rate (aged 15 and above) from 1990 to 2000.
  • Force > Total: Total labor force comprises people who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.
  • Force > Total > Per capita: Total labor force comprises people who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Rigidity of employment index: The rigidity of employment index measures the regulation of employment, specifically the hiring and firing of workers and the rigidity of working hours. This index is the average of three subindexes: a difficulty of hiring index, a rigidity of hours index, and a difficulty of firing index. The index ranges from 0 to 100, with higher values indicating more rigid regulations.
  • Total work time > Males: Total work time (minutes per day)
  • Unemployment rate: The percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Economically active children > Female 52.4% 1999 1st out of 10
Economically active children > Male 42.2% 1999 1st out of 10
Economically active children > Total 47.2% 1999 1st out of 10
Employment rate > Adults 61.5 2008 57th out of 165
Employment rate > Women 54.7 2008 41st out of 164
Employment rate > Young adults 45.9 2008 58th out of 165
Employment rate > Young men 46 2008 89th out of 164
Employment rate > Young women 45.8 2008 42nd out of 164
Female economic activity 56.7% 2000 68th out of 156
Female economic activity growth 1% 2000 101st out of 156
Force > Total 10.52 million 2005 44th out of 181
Force > Total > Per capita 0.388 per capita 2005 151st out of 181
Rigidity of employment index 52 2006 40th out of 165
Total work time > Males 547 minutes 1995 2nd out of 29
Unemployment rate 46% 2008 2nd out of 10

SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; International Labour Organisation, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.; calculated on the basis of data on the economically active population and total population from ILO (International Labour Organization). 2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; Harvey, Andrew S. 1995 ?Market and Non-Market Productive Activity in Less Developed and Developing Countries: Lessons from Time Use.? Background Paper for Human Development Report 1995. United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report, Goldshmidt-Clermont, Luisella, and Elisabetta Pagnossin Aligisakis. 1995. ?Measures of Unrecorded Economic Activities in Fourteen Countries.? Background paper for Human Development Report; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

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