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Women unemployment high-UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A report analysing women issues by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) indicates that there has been an increase in unemployment among women in Uganda. Titled Gender Issues in Uganda: An analysis of gender-based violence, asset ownership and employment, the report was done in partnership with …

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Jobless millions to haunt India election

New Delhi, India | AFP | Vishal Chowdhary is young, bright and armed with an MBA. But he has spent two years struggling to find work in India’s sluggish jobs market — a major headache for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of looming elections. The government’s failure to create enough …

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IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs. Speaking at the one-day Arab Fiscal Forum in Dubai, Lagarde welcomed “promising” reforms adopted by some …

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Macron under fire over plan to tighten joblessness monitoring

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire Wednesday over his policy on jobless benefits after a press leak pointed to plans to tighten monitoring of people on the dole. The investigative weekly Canard Enchaine, citing an internal memo, said those receiving jobless benefits would be …

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A fix to youth unemployment

By Ivan Rugambwa Emulate Asian economies that rely on and support market responsive SMEs On August 15, the `Youth Manifesto’; a document highlighting key issues the youth want prioritised by leaders, was launched at Makerere University in Kampala. Not surprisingly, unemployment ranked no.1 on the list. It is easy to …

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