Rate of unemploymentFindings of the ‘public expectations survey’ indicated that a majority of respondents (33 per cent) expected the government to give the most important priority to job creation in 2017. FindingsThe survey findings also shed light on an important trend - a strong positive correlation between the level of formal education and prioritisation of job creation by the government. Citizens with higher levels of formal education expected the government to deal with unemployment as a top priority. Those with tertiary education (41.2 per cent) and SHS/GCE/O-Level/A-Level education (42.1 per cent) expected the government to create more jobs. Overall, job creation is critical in addressing poverty and, therefore, requires urgent attention in policy formulation and action by the government.
Source: GhanaWeb February 12, 2018 12:22 UTC