United Nations Secretary, General Antonio Guterres said that the gender gaps in the labor force cost Africa $105 billion in 2014 alone.
To keep pace with the growing population, Africa will need to create 18 million new jobs each year between now and 2035.
We want to make sure that all young people, in and beyond Africa, have decent work and can fulfill their potential – Secretary-General Guterres.
By 2030, there will be 1.3 billion people in Africa between the ages of 15 and 24. Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world, and it is rapidly growing. Africa News shared that nearly 10-12 million youth enter the workforce each year, but only 3 million jobs are created annually.