Women covers two-third of Ghana’s unemployment rate – Statistical service reports

According to the Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim through the 2022 Annual Household Income and Expenditure Survey Third Quarter Labour Statistics Report which was launched in Accra today, women covers two-third of Ghana’s unemployment rate.

Per the report, an approximate 7.5 million individuals held their jobs continuously for three quarters out of approximately 11 million employees in each quarter.

This according to the Government Statistician indicates that 3.5 million individuals were experiencing employment fluctuations over the three quarters.

Mr. Annim also indicated that the unemployment rate for women has roughly doubled compared to that of males.

Unemployment among females was close to twice of males. In the first three quarters of last year, about 157,000 individuals, which accounted for roughly 13.2% of the labour force, experienced a spell of unemployment lasting one or more days, he stated

Other findings presented by the report suggests that the likelihood of shifting from informal employment to unemployment is five times greater on average than transitioning from formal employment to unemployment.

Lastly, the report ascertained that the group of individuals who are burdened with the threat of unemployment, food insecurity, and multidimensionally impoverishment increased by almost 55,000 between quarters 2 and 3.


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