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Formal Sector Employment record a negative growth of 0.1% in Q1 2017

Formal sector employment in Botswana continued to move downwards in the first quarter of 2017. Overall formal sector employment decreased by



Inflation falls to 3.0 percent in October 2017

Headline inflation fell to 3.0% in October 2017 from 3.2% in September 2017. Inflation fell for most commodity groups of Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages,



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

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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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