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Botswana - Unemployment rate

17.9 (%) in 2018

In 2018, unemployment rate for Botswana was 17.9 %. Though Botswana unemployment rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 1999 - 2018 period ending at 17.9 % in 2018.

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What is unemployment rate?

Unemployment rate can be defined by either the national definition, the ILO harmonized definition, or the OECD harmonized definition. The OECD harmonized unemployment rate gives the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of people employed plus unemployed). [OECD Main Economic Indicators, OECD, monthly] As defined by the International Labour Organization, "unemployed workers" are those who are currently not working but are willing and able to work for pay, currently available to work, and have actively searched for work. [ILO, http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/res/index.htm]

What is Botswana unemployment rate?

Date Value Change, %
2018 17.9 1.76 %
2017 17.6 -1.77 %
2016 17.9 -0.04 %
2015 18.0 -1.47 %
2014 18.2 -0.34 %
2013 18.3 2.08 %
2012 17.9 0.80 %
2011 17.8 -0.50 %
2010 17.9 10.46 %
2009 16.2 1.50 %
2008 15.9 -4.20 %
2007 16.6