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Is it soaring unemployment or …?

Prospective volunteers who have turned up at the UN headquarters in Kampala.

Meanwhile UN seeks to recruit 150 volunteers. This is what has happened. The high unemployment rate troubling Uganda has reached soaring rates and a threat to security.

A report released recently by Uganda Bureau of Statistics indicated that more than 87 per cent of graduates cannot find employment in Uganda’s job market.

This has been the case for about 15 years now where youth unemployment has soared to more than 80 per cent.

Uganda’s combined unemployment rate stands at about 64 per cent, according to data from the National Population and Housing Census.

 

Volunteers at the UN headquarters in Kampala.

 

Volunteers at the UN headquarters.

 

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