Youth Unemployment - Ethiopia Country Study

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This report provides a comprehensive description of the main characteristics of the youth labour market in Ethiopia. We find that while unemployment in urban areas remain widespread, it declined markedly since 1999 for the economy as a whole and for youth. However, while the economy has demonstrated impressive reductions in unemployment, women have not benefited as much as men. They have significantly higher unemployment rates than their male counterparts and are often confined to the informal sector. In Ethiopia, there has been significant increases in educational attainment, however, there has not been as much job creation to provide employment opportunities to the newly educated job seekers.


Nzinga H. Broussar

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