Eswatini 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.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 46.55%, a 0.31% increase from 2018.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 46.24%, a 0.12% increase from 2017.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 46.12%, a 0.09% increase from 2016.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 46.02%, a 1.36% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Eswatini Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 46.55% 0.31%
2018 46.24% 0.12%
2017 46.12% 0.09%
2016 46.02% -1.36%
2015 47.39% -1.39%
2014 48.78% -1.37%
2013 50.15% -1.45%
2012 51.60% -1.50%
2011 53.10% -1.32%
2010 54.42% -1.15%
2009 55.57% 0.04%
2008 55.53% -1.10%
2007 56.63% 0.85%
2006 55.78% 0.63%
2005 55.15% 0.77%
2004 54.38% 0.93%
2003 53.45% 1.12%
2002 52.33% 1.17%
2001 51.16% 1.22%
2000 49.94% 1.07%
1999 48.88% 1.33%
1998 47.55% 1.20%
1997 46.35% 0.79%
1996 45.55% 0.80%
1995 44.75% 0.28%
1994 44.47% 0.39%
1993 44.08% 0.59%
1992 43.49% 0.38%
1991 43.11% 0.38%