Botswana Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Botswana unemployment rate for 2022 was 20.68%, a 0.47% decline from 2021.
  • Botswana unemployment rate for 2021 was 21.16%, a 0.14% increase from 2020.
  • Botswana unemployment rate for 2020 was 21.02%, a 0.93% increase from 2019.
  • Botswana unemployment rate for 2019 was 20.09%, a 0.25% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
Botswana Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 20.68% -0.47%
2021 21.16% 0.14%
2020 21.02% 0.93%
2019 20.09% 0.25%
2018 19.84% 0.23%
2017 19.60% 0.29%
2016 19.32% 0.02%
2015 19.30% 0.41%
2014 18.89% 0.36%
2013 18.54% 0.12%
2012 18.42% 0.26%
2011 18.15% 0.29%
2010 17.86% 1.69%
2009 16.17% -0.42%
2008 16.59% -0.58%
2007 17.17% -0.61%
2006 17.78% -2.05%
2005 19.83% -2.02%
2004 21.85% -1.95%
2003 23.80% 2.70%
2002 21.11% 2.57%
2001 18.54% 2.66%
2000 15.88% -2.35%
1999 18.23% -2.63%
1998 20.86% -0.27%
1997 21.13% -0.46%
1996 21.59% 0.24%
1995 21.35% 0.15%
1994 21.20% 2.42%
1993 18.79% 2.46%
1992 16.33% 2.51%
1991 13.82% 2.51%