South Africa’s unemployment rate falls to 26.7% in Q4 2017
South Africa’s unemployment rate fell to 26.7 percent of the labour force in the fourth quarter of last year from 27.7 percent in the third quarter, the statistics office said on Tuesday. In its quarterly labour force survey, which polls households, Statistics South Africa said this amounted to 5.9 million people without jobs in the…
Still on rising unemployment
Despite the much-talked about efforts by government to create jobs for the teeming population of unemployed youth through different programmes, indications are that the worsening unemployment situation assumed an alarming proportion.
Professionals seek role for private sector to curb unemployment
Government’s inability to provide enough jobs for the unemployed has often times triggered so much concern for Nigerians. However, it has become clear that the government can only employ a small number of the people; hence the need to groom a generation of private sector participants. This was the consensus of views at the just…
Youth unemployment a time bomb, says Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the high youth unemployment in the country was a time bomb that could explode if nothing was done urgently to arrest it. He stated this in Ado-Ekiti yesterday while interacting with beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme. His words: “The people here today are a fraction of unemployed youths.…
NITAD moves to bridge skill gap, tackle unemployment in Nigeria
NITAD has announced its readiness to bridge skill gap in the nation’s education sector and unemployment of vocational graduates through its finishing school on skill training.
Tackling youth unemployment
Although the actual statistics are not readily available, it is correct to say that there are too many unemployed and underemployed youths in the country.
Ibiam: Get training, be prepared for jobs loss
It is like comparing the rich and the wealthy. A rich man has money, but a wealthy man creates money. A rich man has a lot of money to spend, so he spends based on what he has.
Global economic prospects threaten job generation
The projected economic growth for 2017 and 2018 is insufficient to jump start economic recovery that could lead to the reduction of global unemployment, a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.