Africa's Youth Unemployment Crisis By the Numbers

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  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Egypt
  • A Wasted Youth
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Ethiopia
  • Tunisia
  • The Republic of Congo


A recent U.N. report revealed that Egypt has the highest unemployment rate — 54.1 percent — in the Arab states. “The Arab States region has both the highest rate of unemployment and the lowest labor force participation rate, especially for women,” according to a U.N. director.

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