More than four in ten Swazi youth are unemployed, new figures show.
That makes 280,000, or 42.6 percent, of the 668,000 people who are aged between 18 and 24.
The statistics also show that 756,000 out of 1.2 million Swazis currently live below the international poverty line of US$1 or E13 a day.
The figures were contained in a report released by the Swaziland Ministry of Sports, Culture and youth affairs. Excerpts of the report were given at a workshop at Pigg’s Peak Hotel on Monday (24 October 2016).
SWAZIS CAMP OUT TO BEG KING FOR JOBS
SWAZIS AMONG HUNGRIEST IN THE WORLD
THOUSAND PEOPLE IN JAIL FOR BEING POOR
SEVEN IN TEN SWAZIS GO HUNGRY