According to the National Statistics Institute's employment survey, the unemployment rate in the population aged 15 or over was estimated at 30.2 percent between April and June 2022, 1.5 percentage points less than in the same period of 2021, corresponding to less than 46,682 unemployed.
In quarterly terms, there was a decrease of 0.6 percentage points compared to the previous quarter (30.8 percent) and 82,511 fewer unemployed.
In the age group between 15 and 24, the unemployment rate rose to 56.7 percent, compared to 57.7 percent in the same period last year and 57.2 percent in quarterly terms.
The unemployed young population increased in this period by 89,278 people, also reflecting the increase in the economically active population, which increased by 4.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2021.
There was also an increase of 160 thousand employed young people aged between 15 and 24 years old.
The unemployment rate in urban areas (40.0 percent) is about three times higher than in rural areas (14.3 percent), with a difference of 25.7 percentage points.
In Angola, the majority of employed people are in informal employment (79.3 percent), of which 70.4 percent are men and 88.0 percent are women.
In the second quarter of 2022, most employees in informal employment were self-employed (49.5 percent), family workers (29.8 percent) and self-consumption workers (12.2 percent).
The unemployed population aged 15 and over was estimated at 4.9 million people (3.1 million aged between 15 and 24 years).
In the second quarter of 2022, in the universe of the population of working age (people aged 15 or over), 11.3 million declared that they worked in the reference period in an employed or self-employed job or worked in a family business, for at least an hour.
The economically active population aged 15 and over was estimated at 16.3 million people (7.9 million men and 8.3 million women).
The employment rate was estimated at 62.7 percent, being significantly higher in rural areas than in urban areas (80.6 percent and 52.4 percent), with the employment rate for young people aged 15-24 being 36, 2 percent.
However, the data indicate that the 35-44 and 45-54 age groups concentrate the largest group of employed people.
More than half (53.2 percent) of the employed population is linked to agriculture, animal production, hunting, forestry and fishing, followed by wholesale and retail trade with 19.1 percent.