Unemployment Rate by Sex

Women continue to earn less income and are more often affected by long-term unemployment than men. This is due to socio-economic disadvantages caused by gender-based discrimination and the multiple roles of women, being workers and caretakers for the society.

Unemployment

Overall %

Male %

Female %

Seychelles

4.1

3.8

4.5

Zambia

7.8

6.3

9.2

Zimbabwe

11.3

7.3

14.9

Botswana

17.5

15.3

19.7

Malawi

20.4

14.3

25.7

Lesotho

25.3

12.4

12.9

Namibia

34

29.8

38.3

Swaziland

40.6

34.4

46.3

Source     National Progress reports on Implementation of the SADC Gender Protocol, National Statistics Office

 

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