According to the Statistical Service, women make up two-thirds of Ghana’s unemployed.

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Two-thirds of the country’s unemployed people are women, according to the 2022 Annual Household Income and Expenditure Survey Third Quarter Labour Statistics Report, which was released today in Accra.

At the release of the report, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, the government statistician, emphasized that women’s high unemployment rates were not solely attributable to their gender.

He said that women’s unemployment was almost twice as high as men’s. “Female unemployment was almost twice that of male unemployment,” he claimed.

About 157,000 people, or roughly 13.2% of the labor force, went through a period of unemployment lasting one or more days in the first three quarters of last year.

Other findings

Out of almost 11 million employees each quarter, 7.5 million people had their jobs for the full three quarters, according to the data. This means that 3.5 million people may have been vulnerable due to employment variations over the course of the three quarters.

Another significant finding was that the likelihood of moving from informal to formal work was, on average, five times higher than the likelihood of moving from formal employment to unemployed.

Two out of every three people who were unemployed in Q3 but had jobs in Q1 had risky jobs in the previous three months.

Last but not least, between Q2 and Q3, the number of people who face the triple threat of being jobless, food insecure, and multidimensionally poor climbed by over 55,000.

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