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Nearly 12% of Ghanaians are unemployed – Survey

The 2015 Ghana Labour Force Survey has revealed that unemployment rate is high among 15 to 24 year olds.

It stands at 12 percent, an increase from that of 2012 which was six percent.

The survey conducted in 2015 also revealed that unemployment rate is highest in the Upper East region with 13.4 percent whilst Brong Ahafo region has the lowest unemployment rate at 8.4 percent.

This was contained in the report of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service.

The report was launched in Accra by the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffoe Awuah.

Assessing the findings of the survey in an interview with GBC’s Gloria Anderson, Head of Economics at ISSER, University of Ghana, Dr Charles Ackah raised issues with the timing of the release of the report.

He thinks the report should have been released early to guide policy makers.

Dr Ackah also questioned the figure given as unemployment rate in Ghana.


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