Namibia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.27%, a 0.4% increase from 2018.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.88%, a 1.7% decline from 2017.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2017 was 21.57%, a 1.78% decline from 2016.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2016 was 23.35%, a 2.47% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.18%
St. Lucia 20.71%
Namibia 20.27%
Gabon 20.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
Namibia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 20.27% 0.40%
2018 19.88% -1.70%
2017 21.57% -1.78%
2016 23.35% 2.47%
2015 20.88% 2.36%
2014 18.52% -0.51%
2013 19.03% 2.26%
2012 16.77% -2.56%
2011 19.34% -2.77%
2010 22.10% 0.15%
2009 21.95% 0.57%
2008 21.38% -0.07%
2007 21.46% -0.24%
2006 21.70% -0.27%
2005 21.97% -0.12%
2004 22.09% 0.35%
2003 21.74% 0.46%
2002 21.28% 0.55%
2001 20.73% 0.43%
2000 20.30% -1.40%
1999 21.70% -1.30%
1998 23.00% -1.45%
1997 24.45% 1.72%
1996 22.73% 1.71%
1995 21.02% 1.62%
1994 19.40% 0.02%
1993 19.38% 0.16%
1992 19.22% 0.08%
1991 19.14% 0.08%