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Youth Unemployment in Egypt

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT A priority for Egypt Unemployment levels, which have been historically high in Egypt, have increased noticeably since the January 2011 Revolution. The impact of democratic transition on the economy has been severe, affecting negatively key sectors that have traditionally employed a significant number of young people, such as the tourism industry, and worsening employment prospects for egyptian youth. 13.4% 5% NOT HIRING 2013 NO JOBS 8.9% 2% 2010 2010 2013 ECONOMIC GROWTH UNEMPLOYMENT Young people are the most affected by unemployment 3 out of 4 2.8 UNEMPLOYED PERSONS ARE YOUTH (18-29) million young people can't find a job Unemployment rate among young people is more than double national average YOUTH OVERA'.L EGYPT'S OVERALL VS YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 13.4% RATE 28.3% Largely marginalized in economic activities, young women are more affected by unemployment than young men 75% 21% 50% 27% UNEMPLOYMENT YOUNG MEN UNEMPLOYMENT YOUNG WOMEN LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION YOUTH 18-29 Youth are quarter of Egypt's population, and half of them are poor 26,3% 25% 48,7% LIVE IN POVERTY NEAR TO THE NON POOR POVERTY LINE Tackling youth unemployment To help reduce youth unemployment, UNDP Egypt, in partnership with the Social Fund for Development and the Government of Japan, is supporting job creation in social services and infrastructure projects. With our support, 442,000 job opportunities (workdays) for youth have been created from march 2012 to september 2013. Targeting 6 of the poorest governorates Not just jobs SKILLS THAT WORK. The project also builds the skills that young people need for current and future jobs. SHARQYA FAYOUM MENYA ECONOMIC GROWTH. The construction of rural SOHAG QENA infrastructure has a positive impact on local economy. LUXOR WELFARE. The whole community benefits from social workers' services and infrastructures. VOUTPUT Creating jobs in social services 341,000 workdays 62% for young women Maternal and child health initiatives Literacy training for women and assistance for mothers on children health. Environmental cleanliness campaigns In addition to removing accumulated garbage in villages, a colleting garbage system was implemented to sustain a long-term impact. Creating jobs in public works OUTPUT 101,000 workdays Canal covering 1,65 km The coverage protects canals from garbage, improving water quality and people's health. Extension of 196 km potable water networks Providing people with access to drinking water at home has a positive impact on sanitation and health. Pitched docking platform The construction of docking platforms allows local companies and entrepreneurs to have a better access to markets. Source: Capmas 2013 ESED UN DP من الشعب الياباني From the People of Japan eg.undp.org fb.com/undpegypt SED ell irsil Empowered bves Resilient nations. GDP grow th

Youth Unemployment in Egypt

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To help reduce youth unemployment, UNDP Egypt, in partnership with the Social Fund for Development and the Government of Japan, is supporting job creation in social services and infrastructure projects.

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