of MENA’s working age population is unemployed or inactive.
3 out of 4
working age women in MENA do not participate to the labor force, which constitutes 80-90% of the inactive population.
1 of every 4
of MENA’s 15-25 years old is unemployed. This is the highest youth unemployment rate in the world.
1 out of 3
young (15-24 years old) primary school education degree holders in MENA are jobless (neither in school nor at work).