Ps Dr. Felix Dela Klutse’s Take On Unemployment Situation In Ghana

Joblessness remains a crucial issue in Ghana, with a significant proportion of the population unable to find suitable employment.

According to the Ghana Statistical Service, the country’s unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in 2020, up from 7.1 percent in 2019. Among the youth population aged 15-24, the unemployment rate was significantly higher, at 23.6 percent.

Joblessness is attributed to a range of factors, including limited skills and education levels, lack of investment in key industries, low levels of job creation in the formal sector, and the COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact.

The informal sector, which makes up a large portion of the Ghanaian economy, has also been significantly impacted by the pandemic, exacerbating joblessness.

Addressing joblessness in Ghana requires a concerted effort from government and other stakeholders, including increasing investment in sectors with high potential for job creation, enhancing vocational training and education opportunities, promoting entrepreneurship and private sector development, and adopting measures to facilitate foreign investment.


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