Angola: Employment Rate Estimated At 71 Percent

Luanda — The employment rate in Angola is at 71 percent, within at least 30 million people in Angola, said Wednesday in Abidjan, the Secretary of State for Labor and Social Security, Manuel Jesus Moreira.

Data released by the National Statistics Institute (INE) indicate that between May 2018 and February 2019, the unemployment rate was around 28.8 per cent of the population aged 15-64. In his speech on the State of the Nation, on 15 October, the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, reported that between 2018 and the third quarter of 2019, about 161,997 new jobs were created, of which 80.3% refer to jobs created in the business sector, whether public or private, and 19.7% in the political and administrative sector, that is, in the civil service. During the reporting period, the National Employment System trained 108,790 young people in 149 training specialties. Manuel Jesus Moreira, who was speaking at the opening of the 14th Regional Meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO), stressed that, despite the extremely difficult scenario, associated with an equally difficult economic context, which is expected to grow of 1.8 percent wealth, several legal instruments for job creation have recently been approved.

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