Eswatini 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.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 46.22%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 46.12%, a 0.07% increase from 2017.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 46.05%, a 0.03% increase from 2016.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 46.02%, a 1.16% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
Eswatini Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 46.22% 0.10%
2018 46.12% 0.07%
2017 46.05% 0.03%
2016 46.02% -1.16%
2015 47.18% -1.46%
2014 48.64% -1.65%
2013 50.29% -1.28%
2012 51.57% -1.30%
2011 52.87% -1.35%
2010 54.22% -0.99%
2009 55.21% -0.12%
2008 55.33% -1.41%
2007 56.74% 0.78%
2006 55.96% 0.77%
2005 55.19% 0.93%
2004 54.26% 0.92%
2003 53.34% 1.16%
2002 52.18% 1.35%
2001 50.83% 1.13%
2000 49.70% 1.02%
1999 48.68% 1.31%
1998 47.37% 1.18%
1997 46.19% 0.75%
1996 45.44% 0.76%
1995 44.68% 0.38%
1994 44.30% 0.39%
1993 43.91% 0.62%
1992 43.29% 0.36%
1991 42.93% 0.36%