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The Worrisome Job Market Projection in Burkina Faso

Written by Lova Rakotomalala On 22 January 2014 @ 16:03 pm | 1 Comment

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The AFDB published its country report for Burkina Faso in which it highlights the worrisome job market trend [1] [fr] for the next decade : 

Sept burkinabè sur dix ont moins de 30 ans. Le nombre de jeunes (15-24 ans), primo demandeurs d’emplois, doublera entre 2010 et 2030, passant de trois à six millions ce qui va créer une tension sur le marché du travail. Les opportunités de travail se limitent à celles qui ont une faible productivité ou qui génèrent peu de revenus : environ 80 % des travailleurs dépendent de la production agricole ; seuls 5 % des travailleurs sont salariés dans le secteur formel (public ou privé). 

In Burkina Faso, 7 put of 10 citizens are less than 30 years old. The number of young people (15-24 years), primary job seekers will double between 2010 and 2030, from 3 to 6 millions,  which in turn will create tension on the labor market. Employment opportunities are limited to those with low productivity outlet or those that will generate little revenue: about 80% of workers depend on agricultural production and 95% of workers are employed in the informal sector.

GDP sectorial distribution in Burkina faso in 2011 via AFDB Report - Public Domain [1]

GDP sectorial distribution in Burkina faso in 2011 via AFDB Report – Public Domain

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[1] job market trend: http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/Burkina%20Faso%20DSP%202012-2016%20-%2016%20mai%202012%20RDof%20version%20TRADUCTION%205%20CLEAN%20EDITED%20FR.pdf

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