Eswatini Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 49.77%, a 0.23% decline from 2021.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 50.00%, a 1.86% decline from 2020.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 51.86%, a 4.6% increase from 2019.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 47.26%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
Eswatini Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 49.77% -0.23%
2021 50.00% -1.86%
2020 51.86% 4.60%
2019 47.26% 0.09%
2018 47.18% 0.10%
2017 47.08% 0.12%
2016 46.96% -1.01%
2015 47.97% -1.22%
2014 49.19% -0.98%
2013 50.18% -1.01%
2012 51.19% -1.24%
2011 52.43% -1.06%
2010 53.49% -1.30%
2009 54.79% -1.29%
2008 56.08% -1.12%
2007 57.19% 1.19%
2006 56.01% 1.11%
2005 54.90% 0.95%
2004 53.95% 1.05%
2003 52.90% 1.07%
2002 51.83% 0.94%
2001 50.90% 1.21%
2000 49.69% 1.34%
1999 48.35% 1.30%
1998 47.05% 1.37%
1997 45.69% 0.85%
1996 44.84% 0.69%
1995 44.15% 0.33%
1994 43.81% 0.45%
1993 43.36% 0.42%
1992 42.95% 0.36%
1991 42.59% 0.36%