Youth Unemployment Rate of Botswana
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Botswana was 35.56% in 2019, a difference of +0.01 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Botswana in 2019 was 1,076,493. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 29.15% and 43% respectively in 2019.

The World Bank defines youth unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment".

The chart and table below shows the total youth, male youth, and female youth unemployment rates of Botswana for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Botswana.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Botswana (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Botswana
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 25.39 19.68 32.09
1992 28.84 23.52 35.12
1993 32.67 27.63 38.62
1994 36.52 32.41 41.39
1995 36.53 32.31 41.55
1996 36.59 32.69 41.23
1997 37.67 33.4 42.72
1998 38.78 34.29 44.08
1999 36.08 32.39 40.33
2000 33.11 30.55 35.97
2001 39.45 33.35 46.43
2002 43.11 37.04 50.21
2003 46.6 41.02 53.26
2004 41.39 36.15 47.78
2005 36.59 31.68 42.71
2006 32.13 27.5 38
2007 31.96 26.63 38.64
2008 31.92 25.93 39.35
2009 32.56 26.17 40.38
2010 35.28 29.13 42.85
2011 35.64 29.52 43.01
2012 35.73 29.56 43
2013 35.85 29.43 43.26
2014 35.78 29.57 42.97
2015 35.64 29.52 42.74
2016 35.64 29.33 42.98
2017 35.61 29.33 42.92
2018 35.55 29.19 42.95
2019 35.56 29.15 43