What is the status of labor market in Nepal?

According to National Planning Commission, Nepal possess ‘demographic window of opportunity’ which shall last for 55 years starting from 1992 to close around 2047. Nepal Labor Force Survey 2017/18 states working age population (15+ years) had share of 71.5 percent of the total population constituting 55.6 percent females.

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What are the usual hours of work in Nepal?

According to Nepal Labor Force Survey 2017/18, the usual hours of work in Nepal is 44 hours per week comprising  48 hours and 39 hours for male and female, respectively. As per Section 28 of Nepal’s Labor Act 2074, no worker or employee shall be deployed for more than 8 hours a day and 48 hours a week.

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