Namibia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 37.82%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 37.89%, a 3.13% decline from 2017.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 41.02%, a 3.35% decline from 2016.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 44.37%, a 2.67% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Namibia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 37.82% -0.07%
2018 37.89% -3.13%
2017 41.02% -3.35%
2016 44.37% 2.67%
2015 41.70% 2.84%
2014 38.86% -2.04%
2013 40.90% 6.65%
2012 34.25% -4.60%
2011 38.85% -4.79%
2010 43.64% 0.43%
2009 43.21% 1.01%
2008 42.20% 0.00%
2007 42.20% -0.20%
2006 42.40% -0.25%
2005 42.65% -0.02%
2004 42.67% 0.73%
2003 41.94% 0.92%
2002 41.02% 1.09%
2001 39.93% 0.85%
2000 39.08% -2.34%
1999 41.42% -2.19%
1998 43.61% -2.34%
1997 45.95% 3.50%
1996 42.45% 3.39%
1995 39.06% 3.34%
1994 35.72% 0.06%
1993 35.66% 0.23%
1992 35.43% 0.29%
1991 35.14% 0.29%