Unemployment Rate in Botswana increased to 17.90 percent in 2018 from 17.60 percent in 2017. Unemployment Rate in Botswana averaged 18.60 percent from 1991 until 2018, 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 18.00 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 19.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Botswana Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.90 17.60 26.20 13.90 1991 - 2018 percent Yearly


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.

Botswana Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 17.90 17.60 26.20 13.90 percent [+]
Population 2.25 2.21 2.25 0.50 Million [+]
Wages 6533.00 6347.00 6533.00 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 420762.00 417162.00 420762.00 301978.00 [+]