Africa's Youth Unemployment Crisis By the Numbers

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


Increasing by 16% each year, Nigeria’s youth unemployment rate was higher than 50 percent in 2011, with the national unemployment rate coming in at 23.9 percent. However, that actual figure might be much higher given improper record keeping, say analysts.

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