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

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Eswatini was 46.22% in 2019, a difference of +0.1 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Eswatini in 2019 was 374,305. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 43.57% and 49.17% 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 Eswatini for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Eswatini.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Eswatini (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Eswatini
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 42.93 41.86 44.24
1992 43.29 42.25 44.56
1993 43.91 43.05 44.92
1994 44.3 43.63 45.08
1995 44.68 43.98 45.46
1996 45.44 43.34 47.87
1997 46.19 42.68 50.31
1998 47.37 43.55 51.88
1999 48.68 44.85 53.21
2000 49.7 45.94 54.11
2001 50.83 47.21 54.95
2002 52.18 48.36 56.38
2003 53.34 49.63 57.3
2004 54.26 50.6 58.05
2005 55.19 51.35 59.05
2006 55.96 52.14 59.73
2007 56.74 53.1 60.26
2008 55.33 52.26 58.2
2009 55.21 52.21 57.94
2010 54.22 51.22 56.9
2011 52.87 49.96 55.55
2012 51.57 48.36 54.66
2013 50.29 47.16 53.43
2014 48.64 45.79 51.6
2015 47.18 44.33 50.23
2016 46.02 43.31 48.98
2017 46.05 43.3 49.09
2018 46.12 43.36 49.2
2019 46.22 43.57 49.17