Algeria to give Ksh10K monthly pay to unemployed youths

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 06:50 | < 1 min read

Algeria's president says the government will introduce unemployment benefits for young adults as the country struggles with high rates of joblessness.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune told journalists that the payments to jobseekers aged 19 to 40 would begin in March.

Those who are eligible will be able to collect the payments of about $100 (about Ksh10,000) a month, as well as some medical benefits until they find work.

Making the announcement, Mr Tebboune said that Algeria was the first country outside Europe to introduce such a benefit.

He added that there were now more than 600,000 unemployed in Algeria.