Youth Employment Rate at 57pc: Study Finds

Jan 22 , 2022


A study conducted by the Ethiopian Statistics Service reveals that the employment-to-population ratio of youth between the ages of 15 and 29 is 57.4pc at the national level. Close to 51,000 households were studied for the 2021 Labour Force and Migration Survey published last week. The youth employment-to-population ratio in rural areas was 64.9pc while the figure stands at 50.6pc in urban areas, according to the study. The highest ratio was recorded in Benishangul-Gumuz at 70pc among the 336,000 people included in the study. The lowest was observed in the Gambella region at 36.8pc. Of the 1.1 million residents of Addis Abeba included in the study, 44pc are employed.


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