Located along the coast of northern Africa, Algeria is a predominantly Muslim country that is bordered by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert. The extreme climate plays a big role in the nation’s economy, tourism, as well as culture.

The main elements of the climate, on which agriculture and other aspects of the economy depend, include the amount of rainfall as well as the timing and magnitude of the sirocco, a dry and fierce wind that comes from the Sahara.

While the population primarily identifies as Arab, there is also a sizeable Berber population. With links to the Ottoman Empire, as well as French colonization, Algeria’s history is rich and diverse. Arabic is the official national language but French is also widely spoken. Oil, national gas and mineral deposits comprise a significant part of its wealth and economy and its capital, Algiers, is a bustling metropolis that serves as a center of business and culture.

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Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 12.6%
Industry 46.7%
Services 40.7%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 7.5%
Basic 52.1%
Intermediate 23.0%
Advanced 17.4%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 1.6%
Basic 62.7%
Intermediate 25.7%
Advanced 10.0%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 6.8%
Basic 52.5%
Intermediate 23.2%
Advanced 17.5%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 8.4%
Basic 50.7%
Intermediate 22.6%
Advanced 18.4%
Level Not Stated 0%

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