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Over 2.5 Million Zimbabwean Youths Jobless

Over 2.5 Million Zimbabwean Youths Jobless

Zimbabwe has more than 2.5 million people between the ages of 15 and 34 who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). Of these, 1.5 million are aged between 15 and 24.

This was revealed in the 2022 First Quarter Labour Force Survey released last week by the Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (Zimstat).

The Zimstat Report revealed that youth between the age of 15 and 24 years had a national expanded unemployment rate of 66 per cent while the national expanded unemployment rate for youths aged between 15-34 years was 57 per cent. Reads part of the report:

The expanded unemployment rate was higher among those staying in the rural areas at 53 per cent than those in an urban area at 40 per cent while the national proportion of youths (15-24) and (15-34) years who were not in employment, education or training was estimated at 52 per cent, respectively.

Experts say the high level of unemployment among youths is bad for the country as it increases the dependency ratio which slows down economic development and may also become a source of serious instability in society.

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f o 3 weeks ago

ndiripowo pa 2.5mill apo

tad 3 weeks ago

let's put our heads together and resolve this situation

Terminator 2 ğŸ˜Ž 3 weeks ago

@@tedd let's nuc these busted .

TOVAMAMISA 3 weeks ago


Terminator 2 ğŸ˜Ž 3 weeks ago

My question is what happens when these fools after voting refuse to let go of the thrown . need answers .Vanu vari kuvhunza kuti todii zvikaita sepaya makore ose Chamisa anofanira kuudza vanhu ipapo nekuti irikidyiwa Everytime Zanupf yoramba

Chris 3 weeks ago

l'm have a job but it feels like l'm unemployed 😢

Guzhaz 3 weeks ago

And 99% ond Pindula so are jobless.

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

Maybe @Gushaz they may no be employed, but that is not because their fault. The the debate on Pindula barring a few jingoistic malcontents, are educated, informed, progressive and forward looking. And my brother that is what counts

Open View 3 weeks ago

U wrong in my friend.

Unemployed 3 weeks ago

Not a true reflection.
The situation is a lot worse.

amai 3 weeks ago

apa varikuita recruit nurses 17 to 30 years only. be serious Govt. at least mukagumira pa35 years better


🤐 3 weeks ago

@amai... sure Govt ngaitibatsire isvitse pa35 years pa nursing recruitment apo. vamwe kutadza kuenda kumaCollege kushaya mari dzema fees

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

What about the able bodied unemployed between 35-65? What about the economic refugees who have fled this blighted country?

PO PORK BAR 3 weeks ago

October 2023 Ed must go back to Zambia where he came from his home country is starting to take off so he gotta go Kembo I cross breed re Madagascar ne Kenya hameno kut achasarudza kuenda kupi

:-):-( 3 weeks ago

Govt said from 17 to 35 years are youth so why 30 years limit for nursing recruitment.

User. 3 weeks ago

The worst part of Zim is that those responsible with recruitment only take their relatives and leave the rest

@edmnangagwa 3 weeks ago

Rome wasn't built in a day so is Zimbabwe our beloved country we shall all built together brick upon brick ? NYIKA INOVAKWA NE VENE VAYO

Kudakwashe Marongedza 3 weeks ago

@edmnangagwa ***** yako.

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

But ZANU has been demolishing the buildings for the past 42½years? When are you going to start rebuilding?

We don't trust ZANU to rebuild because of its past record. Time we got another builder please. And we (I speak for the few that I know) are saying that new builder is also a Zimbabwean. From the current crop of leaders we have Chamisa is the most promising.

Youth 3 weeks ago

Yes we now make a living by gambling to pay our bills.

🇿🇼 3 weeks ago


ghetto yut 3 weeks ago

#RegisterToVote ma youths tigadzirise nyika iyi

Gafa 3 weeks ago

One Zambian was quoted saying HH shud b jailed for taking long to b the President people hev been suffering all along.

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

If SA is allowed the send Zimbaweans packing we will also do the same here 😂

jz 3 weeks ago

Rinonyenga rinohwarara rinozosimudza musoro rawana,,,ndozvirikuita Chamisa,,achakumamirai kumeso mkachema

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

Tozozviona tasvika ipapo.
And why would you want to be so negative about something you haven't experienced?

I have experienced maladministration under ZANU and I say enough is enough. But for now, Old People's Home must go and rest. 42½ years of retrogression is enough.

mother 3 weeks ago

@ amai... inii ndakatobatikawo ndaona MoHCC yati limit 30 years. ngavaite 35 years limit aaaah. Tirikudawo kudzidza mahara

mother 3 weeks ago

@amai... Tru Govt ngaidzose makore pa35 years limit. Hey MoHCC toda kudzidza wo mahara. tiri maYouthswo chokwadi kkkkk

Little_missy 3 weeks ago

Apa it wont suprise kuti 75% of that 2.5 million are people with skills that are considered as critical skills in other countries but they can not even use them to make a livelihood tese takungoita zvekungwavha nehuVendor from Msc holders all the way down. What a shame😓

ggg 3 weeks ago

kkkk @ Pindula.... Do not hide others' comments...

Ooops 3 weeks ago

Seems like My country's schools are not doing much in terms of opening people's minds. "15-24" are likely to be school students. Please people before you comment, think ? The stats provided here is vague, almost pointless for us to judge our own country.

Unemployed youth 3 weeks ago

Yebo asisebenzi, come intakes whether kuku ZPS, Police, Nursing both RGN and PCN lifaka ama relatives enu,kuma general hand esibhedlela you no longer advertise sibona sekulama new faces bethi sebeqhatshiwe.
Lisizwele please

Joe Brownn 3 weeks ago

Actually over 6.5 million youths are loafers Zimstats is understating the figures.

greyhora 3 weeks ago

and you shall see the unemployed youths not voting but busy smoking weed wachirova mutoriro on election day hey vanhu

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