Africa's Youth Unemployment Crisis By the Numbers

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

Tunisia

This North African nation has experienced ongoing, historically high youth unemployment rates, particularly in rural areas. A series of factors, including limited access to capital for young entrepreneurs and a lack of job matching programs, caused the rate to rise from 23 percent in 2010 to 31 percent in 2011.

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