Botswana: Youth unemployment

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 Botswana

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 43.61
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 36.14
 Min - Max 25.19 - 46.73
 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 36.14 percent with a minimum of 25.19 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 46.73 percent in 2003. The latest value from 2023 is 43.61 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 16.02 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 - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Botswana - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Botswana and other countries. Youth unemployment is the percent of 15-24 year olds who are part of the labor force but are unemployed. Recall that the labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people.
Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

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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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