The country’s unemployment rate declined by a percentage point in the fourth quarter of 2015, to 24.5% of the population.
According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey, the working-age population was 36.3 million, of whom 16 million were employed, 5.2 million unemployed and 15.1 million not economically active.
Almost 66% of the unemployed were people between the ages of 15 and 34.
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