Namibia Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2021 was 21.68%, a 0.23% increase from 2020.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2020 was 21.45%, a 1.46% increase from 2019.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2019 was 19.99%, a 0.11% increase from 2018.
  • Namibia unemployment rate for 2018 was 19.88%, a 1.76% decline 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%
Namibia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 21.68% 0.23%
2020 21.45% 1.46%
2019 19.99% 0.11%
2018 19.88% -1.76%
2017 21.64% -1.71%
2016 23.35% 2.44%
2015 20.91% 2.39%
2014 18.52% -0.51%
2013 19.03% 2.26%
2012 16.77% -2.69%
2011 19.46% -2.66%
2010 22.12% -0.09%
2009 22.21% 0.02%
2008 22.19% 0.03%
2007 22.16% 0.01%
2006 22.14% -0.07%
2005 22.22% 0.13%
2004 22.09% 0.37%
2003 21.72% 0.49%
2002 21.23% 0.43%
2001 20.80% 0.50%
2000 20.30% -1.39%
1999 21.69% -1.39%
1998 23.08% -1.37%
1997 24.45% 1.68%
1996 22.77% 1.71%
1995 21.06% 1.66%
1994 19.40% 0.02%
1993 19.38% 0.17%
1992 19.21% 0.07%
1991 19.14% 0.07%