Botswana Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 37.35%, a 1.67% increase from 2018.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 35.68%, a 0.12% decline from 2017.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 35.80%, a 0.04% decline from 2016.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 35.84%, a 0.13% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Botswana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 37.35% 1.67%
2018 35.68% -0.12%
2017 35.80% -0.04%
2016 35.84% -0.13%
2015 35.97% 0.17%
2014 35.80% 0.12%
2013 35.68% -0.09%
2012 35.76% 0.20%
2011 35.56% 0.28%
2010 35.28% 2.72%
2009 32.56% 1.04%
2008 31.52% -0.17%
2007 31.69% -0.48%
2006 32.17% -4.59%
2005 36.77% -4.76%
2004 41.52% -5.05%
2003 46.58% 3.55%
2002 43.03% 3.59%
2001 39.44% 6.45%
2000 32.99% -2.91%
1999 35.90% -2.96%
1998 38.86% 1.28%
1997 37.58% 0.98%
1996 36.60% -0.02%
1995 36.62% -0.22%
1994 36.84% 3.95%
1993 32.88% 3.82%
1992 29.06% 3.65%
1991 25.41% 3.65%