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African Countries with the Lowest Unemployment Rates in 2024: A Look at the Top Performers

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Amidst the challenge of unemployment in Africa, governments have implemented various initiatives to address the issue, but their impact remains limited due to the continent’s growing population. Last year, African leaders convened in Dar es Salaam and adopted a seven-point declaration to address the severity of the problem.

Unemployment affects countries of all sizes across the continent. South Africa, with an unemployment rate of 32.1%, leads the list, followed by Djibouti at about 28% and Eswatini at 25%.

Despite these challenges, some African countries have made significant strides in reducing unemployment. Economic reforms, increased investments in key sectors, and the emergence of new opportunities have contributed to this positive shift.

Countries with low unemployment rates experience several economic benefits. Increased employment leads to higher consumer spending, improved confidence, and greater demand for goods and services, resulting in economic growth.

According to Statista, Niger leads with the lowest unemployment rate at 0.49%, followed by Chad at 0.98% and Benin at 1.28%. Other countries with low unemployment rates include Madagascar, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mali, Senegal, and Liberia.

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