CAIRO - 12 August 2018: Egypt’s official statistics agency CAPMAS said youths aged between 18 to 29 are estimated at 20.2 million, representing 21% of the country’s population according to the 2018 statistics.
In a statement on the occasion of the International Youth Day that falls on August 12, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said 50.6 percent of the youth are males and 49.4 percent are females.
It added that 49 percent of youths are employed while 25.7 percent remain jobless.
Some 38.3 percent of the unemployed youth hold university degrees while 30.7 percent of them hold technical diploma degrees.
According to CAPMAS, 44.6% of youths use computers, 87.9% use mobile phones and 47.4% use the internet.
Cairo came first on the list of governorates recording high use of information technology tools among youths while border governorates came last.
The theme of 2018 International Youth Day is Safe Spaces for Youth as the United Nations highlighted that youth need safe spaces where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves.
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