2,849 jobs restored, 4.5% drop in unemployment rate –Employment Minister claims

2,849 jobs restored, 4.5% drop in unemployment rate –Employment Minister claims

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About 2849 jobs, representing 24% of job losses, have been restored after the ease of COVID-19 restrictions. 

This follows an interview of about 40,040 people in a survey regarding the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on their jobs.

11,657 of the interviewees said they lost their jobs.

According to the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awauah, there has been a drop of 4.5% in unemployment rate since coronavirus restrictions was eased. This is based on data from the Ghana Statistical Service.

Taking his turn at the “Meet the Press Series” today, he revealed that a National Employment Scheme will be implemented to deal with employment issues in the future, should such crisis hit the country or the world at large.

Mr. Baffour-Awuah also hinted that a Tripartite Technical Committee will be established to oversee the implementation of labour policies.

He lauded President Akufo-Addo on measures put in place in mitigating the crisis, and emphasized that the coronavirus has taught Ghanaians how to withstand economic  shocks, particularly matters relating to employment.

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