Botswana: Labor force participation

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 Botswana

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 64.54
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 60.24
 Min - Max 57.44 - 64.60
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Botswana during that period was 60.24 percent with a minimum of 57.44 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 64.6 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2023 is 64.54 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 60.88 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Botswana - Labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Botswana - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1991-2023




The labor force participation rate is the percent of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active. That includes the employed and the unemployed individuals.
Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 1.17 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 23.62 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 26.02 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 21.42 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 43.61 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 64.54 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.49 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 59.88 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.42 2023 percent
 Self-employment 30.94 2022 percent
 Informal employment 68.70 2020 percent
 Employment 0.42 Q3/2018 million employed people
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