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

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Namibia was 37.82% in 2019, a difference of -0.07 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Namibia in 2019 was 934,580. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 37.26% and 38.49% 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 Namibia for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Namibia.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Namibia (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Namibia
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 35.14 35.1 35.18
1992 35.43 34.09 36.91
1993 35.66 33.96 37.54
1994 35.72 32.66 39.07
1995 39.06 35.85 42.55
1996 42.45 39.24 45.95
1997 45.95 42.71 49.48
1998 43.61 40.4 47.17
1999 41.42 38.25 45.01
2000 39.08 36.08 42.55
2001 39.93 36.39 44.02
2002 41.02 36.69 46.05
2003 41.94 37.18 47.49
2004 42.67 37.15 49.1
2005 42.65 37.37 48.8
2006 42.4 37.31 48.35
2007 42.2 37.28 47.96
2008 42.2 37.37 47.86
2009 43.21 38.62 48.62
2010 43.64 38.83 49.3
2011 38.85 34.07 44.5
2012 34.25 29.43 39.97
2013 40.9 36.3 45.87
2014 38.86 35.41 42.68
2015 41.7 36.45 47.61
2016 44.37 37.46 52.26
2017 41.02 37.63 44.97
2018 37.89 37.4 38.47
2019 37.82 37.26 38.49