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Bank of Botswana maintained Bank Rate at 5.5 percent

Bank of Botswana's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has maintained the Bank Rate at 5.5 percent at a meeting held on the



Overall unemployment rate in Botswana is estimated at 17.7%

The recent publication by Statistics Botswana, Botswana Multi-topic Household Survey 2015/16 revealed a reduction in the overall level of unemployment rate



Formal Sector Employment decrease by 0.6% in Q4 2016

According to Statistics Botswana's formal sector employment survey results, overall formal sector employment in Botswana decreased by 0.6% in the period



Formal employment in Mining & Quarrying sector declined by 26.2% in December 2016

Formal employment in the Mining & Quarrying sector fell significantly by 26.2% in December 2016, translating to 3,244 net jobs lost.



Headline inflation rate in April 2017 declines to 3.4%

Headline inflation rate in April 2017 was 3.4% down from 3.5% recorded in March 2017. According to the data released from

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Econsult Botswana was established in 2005 by Dr Keith Jefferis, a former academic and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Botswana. Econsult works in Botswana, the Southern African region and further afield, and specializes in research, economic commentary and policy-related analysis in a variety of fields. 

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Mmegi (Botswana) (September 2016)  
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Engineering News (South Africa) (June 2017)
Mining Weekly (South Africa) (June 2017)
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