Namibia Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2022 was 20.85%, a 0.42% decline from 2021.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2021 was 21.27%, a 0.03% increase from 2020.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2020 was 21.24%, a 1.23% increase from 2019.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.00%, a 0.12% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
Namibia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 20.85% -0.42%
2021 21.27% 0.03%
2020 21.24% 1.23%
2019 20.00% 0.12%
2018 19.88% -1.78%
2017 21.66% -1.69%
2016 23.35% 2.46%
2015 20.90% 2.38%
2014 18.52% -0.51%
2013 19.03% 2.26%
2012 16.77% -2.69%
2011 19.46% -2.66%
2010 22.12% -0.17%
2009 22.29% 0.04%
2008 22.25% 0.05%
2007 22.20% 0.02%
2006 22.18% -0.15%
2005 22.33% 0.24%
2004 22.09% 0.29%
2003 21.80% 0.52%
2002 21.27% 0.42%
2001 20.86% 0.56%
2000 20.30% -1.40%
1999 21.70% -1.39%
1998 23.09% -1.36%
1997 24.45% 1.68%
1996 22.77% 1.72%
1995 21.05% 1.65%
1994 19.40% -0.04%
1993 19.44% 0.24%
1992 19.20% 0.06%
1991 19.14% 0.06%