Unemployment on the decline; 422000 Ghanaians unemployed – Employment Minister – GhanaWeb

Normal Information of Thursday, 15 August 2019

Supply: Graphic.com.gh


Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Employment and Labour Relations Minister

About 422,000 Ghanaians are at present trying to find jobs, that is in response to the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations.

In response to the Employment Minister, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, a further 417,000 individuals have given up in search of jobs out of frustration and lack of hope.

Taking his flip on the Meet the Press collection in Accra on Thursday, he stated Ghana’s unemployment price stands at three.7 per cent.

“People who find themselves really not working and made efforts to search for work and didn’t receive work summed as much as 422,000. So strictly talking these are the unemployed individuals that we’ve on our hand.”

“I will even agree that, anyone will determine that I cannot go and search for jobs in any respect as a result of even when I am going I cannot get. So I’ll make no effort…Their quantity is 417,500. So in case you add that to those that are in search of work however will not be getting it, the share then strikes [from 3.7%] to 7.1%,” he stated.

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“So strictly talking, we’ve two definitions of unemployment. Now we have the strict definition and we’ve the relaxed definition. If we apply the strict definition, the determine now then is three.7 however then if we use the loosen up technique which incorporates all different individuals which have given up and are literally although not working however will not be in search of work, the determine then comes as much as 7.1 per cent,” he added.

“So far as the workforce is worried, 11,058,357 persons are famous as being employed at present and 1,143,275 individuals are famous as “working for all use” or being volunteers and had been due to this fact not thought of to be in employment as per ILO definitions of employment,” he stated.

Mr Awuah cited authorities’s social intervention programmes such because the Planting for Meals and Jobs coverage, Rearing for Meals and Jobs, Modules beneath the Youth Employment Businesses, Nationwide Builders Corps amongst others as contributing components to the declining unemployment figures.

“It could curiosity you, after we studied the info and analysed it, we realised that one of many main contributors to the decline in unemployment has been the introduction of the free senior highschool (SHS) coverage,” he stated.

In response to him, a complete of 611,397 new jobs have been created within the formal sector.

Out of the quantity, he stated 343,458 had been employed by the varied Ministries, Departments and Businesses (MDAs).

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