Namibia 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.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 40.44%, a 0.23% increase from 2020.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 40.22%, a 2.19% increase from 2019.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 38.03%, a 0.17% increase from 2018.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 37.86%, a 3.24% decline 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%
Namibia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 40.44% 0.23%
2020 40.22% 2.19%
2019 38.03% 0.17%
2018 37.86% -3.24%
2017 41.11% -2.89%
2016 44.00% 2.67%
2015 41.33% 2.57%
2014 38.76% -1.70%
2013 40.47% 6.26%
2012 34.20% -5.27%
2011 39.48% -5.22%
2010 44.70% 0.23%
2009 44.47% 0.40%
2008 44.07% 0.40%
2007 43.67% 0.38%
2006 43.29% 0.24%
2005 43.05% 0.51%
2004 42.54% 0.99%
2003 41.54% 1.19%
2002 40.36% 1.10%
2001 39.26% 1.21%
2000 38.04% -2.26%
1999 40.30% -2.21%
1998 42.51% -2.13%
1997 44.64% 3.66%
1996 40.98% 3.58%
1995 37.41% 3.43%
1994 33.98% 0.29%
1993 33.68% 0.50%
1992 33.19% 0.31%
1991 32.88% 0.31%