Unemployment Rate in Botswana increased to 18.10 percent in 2017 from 17.60 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Botswana averaged 19.23 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 26.20 percent in 2008 and a record low of 13.90 percent in 1991.

Unemployment Rate in Botswana is expected to be 17.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Botswana Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 17.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Botswana Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 18.10 17.60 26.20 13.90 percent [+]
Population 2.29 2.25 2.29 0.52 Million [+]
Wages 6211.00 6216.00 6216.00 3447.00 BWP/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 4640.00 5400.00 5400.00 4640.00 BWP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 2700.00 3620.00 3620.00 2700.00 BWP/Month [+]
Employed Persons 410692.00 410329.00 410692.00 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. This page provides - Botswana Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Botswana Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18.10 17.60 26.20 13.90 1991 - 2017 percent Yearly




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