Namibia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 2019 was 39.53%, a 1.64% increase from 2018.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 37.89%, a 3.25% decline from 2017.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 41.14%, a 3.24% decline from 2016.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 44.37%, a 2.84% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Namibia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 39.53% 1.64%
2018 37.89% -3.25%
2017 41.14% -3.24%
2016 44.37% 2.84%
2015 41.54% 2.68%
2014 38.86% -2.04%
2013 40.90% 6.64%
2012 34.25% -4.62%
2011 38.87% -4.90%
2010 43.77% 0.19%
2009 43.58% 1.32%
2008 42.26% 0.07%
2007 42.18% -0.24%
2006 42.43% -0.25%
2005 42.68% 0.01%
2004 42.67% 0.55%
2003 42.12% 1.03%
2002 41.09% 0.89%
2001 40.20% 0.92%
2000 39.28% -2.41%
1999 41.69% -2.19%
1998 43.88% -2.38%
1997 46.25% 3.47%
1996 42.78% 3.51%
1995 39.28% 3.26%
1994 36.02% -0.02%
1993 36.04% 0.73%
1992 35.31% 0.02%
1991 35.29% 0.02%