Unemployment Rate in Botswana

Unemployment Rate reached 17.9 % in 2018 in Botswana. This is 1.76 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Unemployment Rate in Botswana reached an all time high of 23.8 % in 2003 and an all time low of 13.8 % in 1991. When compared to Botswana's main peers, Unemployment Rate in Namibia amounted to 23.1 %, 27.0 % in South Africa, 7.21 % in Zambia and 4.91 % in Zimbabwe in 2018.

Botswana has been ranked 10th within the group of 177 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment Rate, 5 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Unemployment refers to the share of the labour force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.


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