Eswatini Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2022 was 24.39%, a 0.17% decline from 2021.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2021 was 24.56%, a 0.52% decline from 2020.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2020 was 25.08%, a 2.3% increase from 2019.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.78%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 27.93%
West Bank and Gaza 25.72%
Eswatini 24.39%
Republic of Congo 21.80%
Sudan 18.73%
Lesotho 18.04%
Tunisia 16.12%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.32%
Cabo Verde 13.57%
Georgia 11.31%
Mauritania 11.11%
Morocco 10.49%
Angola 10.21%
Mongolia 8.25%
India 7.33%
Honduras 7.10%
Egypt 6.96%
Sri Lanka 6.71%
Pakistan 6.42%
Zambia 6.13%
Uzbekistan 6.01%
Nigeria 5.76%
Nicaragua 5.57%
Kenya 5.50%
Timor-Leste 4.86%
Bangladesh 4.70%
Kyrgyz Republic 4.57%
Bolivia 4.42%
Cameroon 4.00%
Ghana 3.87%
El Salvador 3.82%
Bhutan 3.60%
Indonesia 3.55%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Lao PDR 2.63%
Moldova 2.28%
Philippines 2.24%
Vanuatu 2.09%
Vietnam 1.92%
Solomon Islands 1.54%
Cambodia 0.36%
Eswatini Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 24.39% -0.17%
2021 24.56% -0.52%
2020 25.08% 2.30%
2019 22.78% 0.03%
2018 22.76% 0.02%
2017 22.73% 0.01%
2016 22.72% -0.60%
2015 23.32% -0.66%
2014 23.97% -0.55%
2013 24.52% -0.58%
2012 25.11% -0.70%
2011 25.81% -0.58%
2010 26.39% -0.68%
2009 27.07% -0.65%
2008 27.72% -0.52%
2007 28.24% 0.62%
2006 27.62% 0.57%
2005 27.04% 0.51%
2004 26.53% 0.58%
2003 25.95% 0.59%
2002 25.36% 0.49%
2001 24.87% 0.60%
2000 24.27% 0.61%
1999 23.66% 0.57%
1998 23.09% 0.59%
1997 22.50% 0.42%
1996 22.08% 0.43%
1995 21.65% -0.10%
1994 21.75% -0.02%
1993 21.77% -0.05%
1992 21.82% -0.08%
1991 21.90% -0.08%