Botswana Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Botswana unemployment rate for 2021 was 24.72%, a 0.21% decline from 2020.
  • Botswana unemployment rate for 2020 was 24.93%, a 2.32% increase from 2019.
  • Botswana unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.61%, a 0.54% increase from 2018.
  • Botswana unemployment rate for 2018 was 22.07%, a 0.51% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
Guyana 16.43%
North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Botswana Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 24.72% -0.21%
2020 24.93% 2.32%
2019 22.61% 0.54%
2018 22.07% 0.51%
2017 21.57% 0.54%
2016 21.03% 0.46%
2015 20.57% 0.58%
2014 19.99% 0.59%
2013 19.40% 0.45%
2012 18.95% 0.53%
2011 18.42% 0.56%
2010 17.86% 1.69%
2009 16.17% -0.47%
2008 16.64% -0.56%
2007 17.21% -0.58%
2006 17.78% -2.03%
2005 19.81% -2.02%
2004 21.83% -1.97%
2003 23.80% 2.67%
2002 21.13% 2.59%
2001 18.54% 2.66%
2000 15.88% -2.41%
1999 18.29% -2.57%
1998 20.86% -0.31%
1997 21.17% -0.42%
1996 21.59% 0.22%
1995 21.37% 0.17%
1994 21.20% 2.44%
1993 18.76% 2.46%
1992 16.30% 2.48%
1991 13.82% 2.48%