Botswana Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 35.56%, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 35.55%, a 0.06% decline from 2017.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 35.61%, a 0.03% decline from 2016.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 35.64%, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Botswana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 35.56% 0.01%
2018 35.55% -0.06%
2017 35.61% -0.03%
2016 35.64% 0.00%
2015 35.64% -0.14%
2014 35.78% -0.07%
2013 35.85% 0.12%
2012 35.73% 0.09%
2011 35.64% 0.36%
2010 35.28% 2.72%
2009 32.56% 0.64%
2008 31.92% -0.04%
2007 31.96% -0.17%
2006 32.13% -4.46%
2005 36.59% -4.80%
2004 41.39% -5.21%
2003 46.60% 3.49%
2002 43.11% 3.66%
2001 39.45% 6.34%
2000 33.11% -2.97%
1999 36.08% -2.70%
1998 38.78% 1.11%
1997 37.67% 1.08%
1996 36.59% 0.06%
1995 36.53% 0.01%
1994 36.52% 3.85%
1993 32.67% 3.83%
1992 28.84% 3.45%
1991 25.39% 3.45%