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Ghana’s unemployment rate is better than Europe-Employment minister

The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah has indicated that although Ghana is faced with a big issue of unemployment, the situation is far better than in other places in Europe.

Speaking on the floor of parliament, Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah said:

“Another revealing fact is that I do not deny the fact that we have unemployment situation on our hand but (the) unemployment rate in Sub-Sahara Africa than in North Africa and in Europe,”

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He further explained that the only difference with these situations in the sub-region and in other places like Europe is that the latter has systems that effectively document such statistics on jobs.

“”The reason being that in those advanced countries,they have systems of reporting and indeed,any person that is not employed can access unemployment benefits whereas in Sub-Sahara Africa,these things are not there so even if the person is unemployed,any work he or she lays hands on,they avail themselves for it” He said.

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