Africa's Youth Unemployment Crisis By the Numbers

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

Namibia

A 2012 national survey found a huge disparity between Namibia’s overall unemployment rate of 27.4 percent and that of Namibians age 15 to 19 (56.3 percent) and age 20-24 (48.5 percent). However, the youth rates might skew higher, as a member of Namibia National Students Organization told local media that the figure “does not really represent what we are dealing with.”

(Photo: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Landov)

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