Botswana Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Botswana increased to 17.80 percent in 2010 from 17.50 percent in 2009. Unemployment Rate in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office Botswana. From 1991 until 2010, Botswana Unemployment Rate averaged 18.1 Percent reaching an all time high of 23.8 Percent in December of 2006 and a record low of 13.9 Percent in December of 1991. In Botswana, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Botswana Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
17.80 17.50 23.80 13.90 17.80 | 2011/12 1991 - 2010 Percent Yearly

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Botswana Unemployment Rate
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 2.00 2012-12-31 1.98 2.00 0.52 2.02 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Unemployment Rate 17.80 2010-12-31 17.50 23.80 13.90 17.80 2011-12-31 Percent [+]
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Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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The inflation rate in Botswana was recorded at 4.40 percent in March of 2014. Inflation Rate in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office, Botswana.
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Changes in Inventories in Botswana decreased to 467.48 BWP Million in 2012 from 2625.09 BWP Million in 2011. Changes in Inventories in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.
Botswana Consumer Spending at 39187.76 BWP Million  
Consumer Spending in Botswana increased to 39187.76 BWP Million in 2012 from 38171.23 BWP Million in 2011. Consumer Spending in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.
Botswana Current Account at 3359.19 BWP Million  
Botswana recorded a Current Account surplus of 3359.19 BWP Million in the third quarter of 2013. Current Account in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.
Botswana GDP Current Prices at 31678.20 BWP Million  
GDP Constant Prices in Botswana decreased to 31678.20 BWP Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 31688 BWP Million in the third quarter of 2013. GDP Constant Prices in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office, Botswana.
Botswana Government Spending at 13564.74 BWP Million  
Government Spending in Botswana increased to 13564.74 BWP Million in 2012 from 12273.10 BWP Million in 2011. Government Spending in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.
Botswana Gross Fixed Capital Formation at 26769.31 BWP Million  
Gross Fixed Capital Formation in Botswana increased to 26769.31 BWP Million in 2012 from 23888.65 BWP Million in 2011. Gross Fixed Capital Formation in Botswana is reported by the Bank Of Botswana.
Botswana GDP Growth Rate at 3.60 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Botswana expanded 3.60 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 over the previous quarter. GDP Growth Rate in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office, Botswana.
Botswana GDP Annual Growth Rate at 4.70 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Botswana expanded 4.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 over the same quarter of the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Botswana is reported by the Central Statistics Office, Botswana.
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