Botswana: Labor force participation

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 Botswana

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 64.96
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 60.09
 Min - Max 57.44 - 64.96
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Botswana during that period was 60.09 percent with a minimum of 57.44 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 64.96 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 64.96 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 60.54 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

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Botswana - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1990-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 1.15 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 20.68 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 22.76 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 18.82 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 37.85 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 64.96 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.33 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 60.01 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 70.16 2022 percent
 Employment 0.42 Q3/2018 million employed people
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