Labour Statistics

Statistics
Unemployment rate is 17.6 percent as per the Statistics Botswana Multi-topic Household Survey 2015/16.
59.3 % of households receive income from wage employment (source: Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey 2009/10).
Informal sector businesses in Botswana is estimated at 40,421 (source: 2007 Informal Sector Survey).
Formal Sector Employment Survey (Sept 2015) estimated average earnings for all employees at P5,544 at March 2016.(source: Formal Sector Employment Survey 2016)

 

2016 Minimum Wage Rates (source: Ministry of Labour):

 

Trade /industry

BASIC MINIMUM WAGE

1.

Building, Construction, Exploration and Quarry Industries

 P5.46 per hour

2

Wholesale Distributive Trade

 P5.46 per hour

3

Manufacturing, Service and Repair Trades

 P5.46 per hour

4.

Hotel, Catering and Entertainment Trades

 P5.46 per hour

5

Garage, Motor Trade and Road Transport

 P5.46 per hour

6.

Retail Distributive Trade

 P4.85 per hour

7.

Watchmen employed  in the above Industries and Trades or any sector thereof

 P4.61 per hour

8.

Security Guards employed by security companies

 P5.46 per hour

9.

Domestic Service Sector

 P3.03 per hour

10

Agricultural Sector

 P620.00 per month