Nepal is a landlocked country bordered by China to the north, and India to the south and west. It has a population of 26 million and has a volatile political climate, especially in the Tarai region due to the exploitation of its people who are mostly laborers. This has led to political tension with many organized political struggles by the Communist Party of Nepal. Nepal’s culture is unique because it is rooted in Hinduism. The Nepalese do not eat beef because they consider the cow to be sacred. Half of the country’s population speaks Nepalese while the rest speak other native languages. The main religion is Hinduism which is practiced by 80% of the population. Tourism is also a core part of the nation’s economy, attracting many visitors and climbers to its spectacular mountainous landscapes that are a part of the Himalayan range, and of course, Mount Everest.

Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 21.5%
Industry 30.8%
Services 47.0%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 27.7%
Basic 30.4%
Intermediate 32.2%
Advanced 9.7%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 8.0%
Basic 35.3%
Intermediate 51.1%
Advanced 5.6%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 26.0%
Basic 30.9%
Intermediate 33.2%
Advanced 10.0%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 32.0%
Basic 29.3%
Intermediate 28.1%
Advanced 10.6%
Level Not Stated 0%

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#Nepal has made changes to labor laws in 2020. Prohibition of foreign workers, leave policies, and working hours have been updated: https://t.co/5B41CzUyEs

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