Botswana Youth Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 43.52%, a 0.96% decline from 2021.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 44.49%, a 2.95% increase from 2020.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 41.54%, a 6.26% increase from 2019.
  • Botswana youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 35.29%, a 0.29% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Libya 50.45%
South Africa 49.83%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 43.82%
Botswana 43.52%
Jordan 41.91%
Namibia 38.97%
Gabon 36.90%
North Macedonia 32.44%
Algeria 32.01%
Bosnia 31.89%
Iraq 31.76%
St. Lucia 30.78%
Costa Rica 30.74%
Albania 28.20%
Montenegro 28.06%
Suriname 26.60%
Guyana 25.48%
Serbia 24.25%
Lebanon 23.94%
Iran 22.83%
Romania 22.59%
Mauritius 21.76%
Colombia 21.04%
Brazil 20.68%
Samoa 20.35%
Turkey 19.25%
Armenia 19.02%
Jamaica 18.06%
Belize 17.93%
Equatorial Guinea 16.53%
Fiji 16.01%
Maldives 15.14%
China 14.85%
Paraguay 14.51%
Russia 14.37%
Azerbaijan 13.58%
Dominican Republic 12.89%
Venezuela 10.98%
Bulgaria 10.77%
Malaysia 10.39%
Belarus 10.27%
Turkmenistan 8.99%
Ecuador 8.40%
Peru 8.04%
Tonga 7.03%
Mexico 6.52%
Guatemala 6.28%
Thailand 5.39%
Kazakhstan 3.82%
Cuba 3.09%
Grenada 0.00%
Tuvalu 0.00%
American Samoa 0.00%
Marshall Islands 0.00%
Nauru 0.00%
Dominica 0.00%
Botswana Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 43.52% -0.96%
2021 44.49% 2.95%
2020 41.54% 6.26%
2019 35.29% 0.29%
2018 35.00% -0.52%
2017 35.51% 0.16%
2016 35.35% 0.33%
2015 35.02% 0.41%
2014 34.62% 0.22%
2013 34.39% 0.13%
2012 34.26% -0.64%
2011 34.90% 0.05%
2010 34.85% 2.69%
2009 32.16% 1.04%
2008 31.12% -0.18%
2007 31.29% -0.42%
2006 31.71% -4.89%
2005 36.60% -4.79%
2004 41.38% -5.35%
2003 46.73% 3.55%
2002 43.18% 4.34%
2001 38.84% 7.02%
2000 31.82% -2.97%
1999 34.79% -3.36%
1998 38.15% 1.33%
1997 36.82% 0.46%
1996 36.36% 0.07%
1995 36.29% 0.06%
1994 36.23% 3.62%
1993 32.61% 3.62%
1992 28.99% 3.80%
1991 25.19% 25.19%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%