Eswatini Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 50.90%, a 0.02% decline from 2020.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 50.91%, a 4.32% increase from 2019.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 46.59%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Eswatini youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 46.49%, a 0.12% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 79.91%
Eswatini 50.90%
Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
Lao PDR 3.32%
Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
Eswatini Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 50.90% -0.02%
2020 50.91% 4.32%
2019 46.59% 0.10%
2018 46.49% 0.12%
2017 46.37% 0.16%
2016 46.22% -1.03%
2015 47.25% -1.40%
2014 48.65% -1.28%
2013 49.92% -1.29%
2012 51.22% -1.40%
2011 52.62% -1.28%
2010 53.90% -1.41%
2009 55.31% -1.28%
2008 56.59% -1.09%
2007 57.68% 1.32%
2006 56.35% 1.28%
2005 55.08% 1.10%
2004 53.98% 1.21%
2003 52.77% 1.25%
2002 51.53% 1.22%
2001 50.31% 1.40%
2000 48.91% 1.22%
1999 47.69% 1.18%
1998 46.51% 1.19%
1997 45.33% 0.79%
1996 44.54% 0.75%
1995 43.79% 0.47%
1994 43.32% 0.49%
1993 42.84% 0.43%
1992 42.40% 0.42%
1991 41.98% 0.42%