Botswana Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 41.20%, a 4.34% decline from 2020.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 45.54%, a 8.04% increase from 2019.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 37.49%, a 0.19% increase from 2018.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 37.30%, a 0.16% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Botswana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 41.20% -4.34%
2020 45.54% 8.04%
2019 37.49% 0.19%
2018 37.30% 0.16%
2017 37.15% 0.22%
2016 36.93% 0.12%
2015 36.80% 0.32%
2014 36.48% 0.38%
2013 36.10% 0.20%
2012 35.90% 0.38%
2011 35.52% 0.46%
2010 35.06% 2.71%
2009 32.35% 0.24%
2008 32.10% 0.09%
2007 32.01% 0.06%
2006 31.95% -4.88%
2005 36.83% -5.10%
2004 41.93% -5.25%
2003 47.18% 3.96%
2002 43.22% 4.11%
2001 39.11% 7.08%
2000 32.03% -3.11%
1999 35.14% -3.11%
1998 38.25% 1.12%
1997 37.13% 0.81%
1996 36.33% 0.12%
1995 36.21% 0.01%
1994 36.20% 3.69%
1993 32.50% 3.70%
1992 28.80% 3.74%
1991 25.06% 3.74%