Namibia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 39.78%, a 0.37% decline from 2021.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 40.15%, a 0.86% decline from 2020.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 41.01%, a 2.85% increase from 2019.
  • Namibia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 38.16%, a 0.17% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
Cuba 3.47%
Namibia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 39.78% -0.37%
2021 40.15% -0.86%
2020 41.01% 2.85%
2019 38.16% 0.17%
2018 37.99% -3.29%
2017 41.28% -2.86%
2016 44.14% 2.83%
2015 41.31% 2.67%
2014 38.64% -1.76%
2013 40.40% 6.38%
2012 34.02% -5.25%
2011 39.27% -5.20%
2010 44.47% 0.01%
2009 44.46% 0.33%
2008 44.13% 0.31%
2007 43.82% 0.24%
2006 43.57% -0.04%
2005 43.62% 0.63%
2004 42.99% 0.87%
2003 42.12% 1.26%
2002 40.86% 1.08%
2001 39.78% 1.30%
2000 38.48% -2.26%
1999 40.74% -2.20%
1998 42.93% -2.08%
1997 45.02% 3.75%
1996 41.26% 3.72%
1995 37.55% 3.51%
1994 34.04% 0.30%
1993 33.74% 0.70%
1992 33.04% 0.41%
1991 32.63% 0.41%