7.4M youth across the Middle East and North Africa are unable to find a job. With the highest unemployment rate in the world, this is a generation ON THE BRINK. To show the staggering amount of unemployed young people in MENA, we collaborated with the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation to create a visual that compares this large demographic of young people across the Arab world to the total population of 12 EU cities.
Information aggregated from Brookings Institution, CityPopulation.de and ILO. City populations based on national estimates for most recent year available. $25 billion lost economic potential calculated ILO, equivalent to 1.1% growth in regional GDP per capita. Unemployment & Economic Loss http://bit.ly/ilo-get2014 (p64, p66, p107) | City Populations http://bit.ly/city-pop | Delayed Career & Independence http://bit.ly/meyi-inclusion (p11, p17)
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