Cameroon is an African presidential republic. The country has enjoyed political stability despite the power given to the head of state. The modern country is a union of the former French Cameroon and British Cameroon. The country has seen considerable development in agriculture, roads, railways and the petroleum industry. Cameroon borders Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. 41 percent of the land is forested. The country is also well resourced in minerals, petroleum, timber and hydroelectric power.

Cameroon’s ethnic groups include Cameroon Highlanders, Equatorial Bantu, Kirdi, Fulani and Northwestern Bantu. Christianity makes up the most practiced religion, followed by Islam. Cameroon has shown a $100 per capita GDP growth for the last 3 years, bringing the total to $3700. The country has a 4 percent industrial growth rate and a 4.3 percent unemployment rate. The economic growth has shown a decline after stabilizing at an average of 5.8 percent in 2015 to 4.7 percent in 2017.

Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 47.6%
Industry 14.1%
Services 38.3%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 24.0%
Basic 56.1%
Intermediate 14.2%
Advanced 5.6%
Level Not Stated 0.1%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 15.0%
Basic 66.0%
Intermediate 16.4%
Advanced 2.5%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 21.3%
Basic 57.6%
Intermediate 15.1%
Advanced 6.0%
Level Not Stated 0.1%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 6.5%
Basic 13.3%
Intermediate 28.6%
Advanced 51.6%
Level Not Stated 0%

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