Africa has one of the highest levels of unemployment in the world. Since 2000, more than 27,000 Africans have died while trying to illegally enter Europe via the sea. The search for jobs and an escape from high levels of poverty across the continent is a major motivation.
Though unemployment in some African nations reportedly remains higher than 25 percent, general numbers are improving, and many believe that emerging economies in Africa are set to expand rapidly in the coming years.
With more than 70 percent of Africa’s population under the age of 25, there is a massive untapped workforce — and if trends continue toward more political stability, less regulation and increased private investment, it is easy to see why some analysts are so optimistic.
Opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in Africa might skyrocket in the next decade, but for young adults entering the workforce now, many wonder where the best opportunities are.
Here’s a quick look at some of the countries in Africa that have the lowest unemployment rate.
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