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Table 1 Current labor market and education outcomes, individuals aged 15–29

From: Pathways from school to work in the developing world

Region Country Unemployment rate Employment to population ratio Labor force participation Education participation
Asia and the Pacific Bangladesh 10.3 37.9 42.3 23.5
Cambodia 2.1 74.1 75.7 33.3
Nepal 19.2 38.5 47.7 59.6
Samoa 16.7 21.7 26.1 36.7
Vietnam 2.8 64.1 66.0 31.2
Average   8.4 48.0 51.9 29.9
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Armenia 30.2 30.7 43.9 45.3
Kyrgyz Rep. 4.0 58.3 60.7 41.1
Macedonia, FYR 43.3 27.9 49.3 47.0
Moldova, Rep. 14.1 31.7 36.9 42.9
Russian Fed. 11.7 53.6 60.7 36.1
Ukraine 16.8 44.7 53.8 41.6
Average   13.2 50.8 58.4 37.8
Latin America and the Caribbean Brazil 17.9 53.9 65.7 36.8
Colombia 12.5 57.8 66.1 45.3
El Salvador 19.9 41.8 52.2 36.2
Jamaica 33.0 39.9 59.5 35.2
Peru 10.6 54.0 60.4 44.7
Average   16.4 54.2 64.9 39.0
Middle East and North Africa Egypt 15.7 45.6 54.1 28.9
Jordan 24.1 29.9 39.4 42.9
OPT 37.0 24.3 38.5 44.8
Tunisia 31.8 31.2 45.7 38.1
Average   18.0 43.0 52.2 30.8
Sub-Saharan Africa Benin 9.1 27.6 30.4 49.3
Liberia 19.8 49.3 61.4 60.5
Madagascar 1.3 78.9 79.9 22.1
Malawi 7.8 66.5 72.1 36.2
Tanzania 21.1 43.6 55.3 29.0
Togo 7.5 62.4 67.4 39.9
Uganda 5.0 63.1 66.4 39.5
Zambia 17.7 43.5 52.8 40.4
Average   11.5 55.3 61.9 34.8
Tot. average   13.0 50.9 58.3 34.8
  1. Notes. The table reports the labor market and enrollment status at the time of the survey. All data are weighted by sampling weights. Region and worldwide averages are obtained using population weights. Source: ILO-STWT surveys