Unemployment Rate in Botswana increased to 18.20 percent in 2019 from 17.90 percent in 2018. source: Central Statistics Office, Botswana

Unemployment Rate in Botswana averaged 18.57 percent from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 26.20 percent in 2008 and a record low of 13.90 percent in 1991. This page provides - Botswana Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Botswana Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on November of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Botswana is expected to reach 18.80 percent by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Botswana Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 18.60 percent in 2021 and 18.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Botswana Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18.20 17.90 26.20 13.90 1991 - 2019 percent Yearly

Botswana Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 18.20 17.90 26.20 13.90 percent [+]
Population 2.30 2.25 2.30 0.50 Million [+]
Wages 5392.00 5495.00 6533.00 3447.00 BWP/Month [+]
Employed Persons 492914.00 485524.00 492914.00 301978.00 [+]


Botswana Unemployment Rate
In Botswana, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.