Youth Employment Rate at 57pc: Study Finds

January 22 , 2022


Youth Employment Rate at 57pc: Study Finds

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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Youth in the National Theatre area are waiting for the bus to start moving. They have found a handle to grab and accelerate them ones its starts moving as they ride their skateboard. Although skateboarding is nearly unheard of in Ethiopia, over the past few years, young people have developed a taste for it. Safety, though, leaves a lot to be desired...