Eswatini Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.08%, a 0.28% decline from 2018.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2018 was 22.36%, a 0.18% decline from 2017.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2017 was 22.54%, a 0.18% decline from 2016.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2016 was 22.72%, a 0.74% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 26.17%
Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Eswatini Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 22.08% -0.28%
2018 22.36% -0.18%
2017 22.54% -0.18%
2016 22.72% -0.74%
2015 23.46% -0.73%
2014 24.19% -0.78%
2013 24.97% -0.63%
2012 25.60% -0.64%
2011 26.24% -0.68%
2010 26.92% -0.53%
2009 27.45% 0.00%
2008 27.45% -0.79%
2007 28.24% 0.36%
2006 27.88% 0.32%
2005 27.56% 0.51%
2004 27.05% 0.55%
2003 26.50% 0.67%
2002 25.83% 0.77%
2001 25.05% 0.63%
2000 24.42% 0.59%
1999 23.83% 0.72%
1998 23.10% 0.60%
1997 22.50% 0.40%
1996 22.10% 0.45%
1995 21.65% 0.01%
1994 21.64% 0.03%
1993 21.61% 0.18%
1992 21.42% 0.10%
1991 21.33% 0.10%