Unemployment involves hardship for those who are seeking but cannot find work and can be signal of a national economic recession. While unemployment numbers have improved as the economy slowly recovers from the recession, many are still out of work. Brookings experts examine what unemployment numbers mean for the state of the economy, and discuss the role the government should play in helping the unemployed get back to work.
Reuters/James Akena - A youth fetches water from a riverbed near a bridge that was damaged by floods caused by torrential rains in Kasese district, 440km (264 miles) southwest from the capital Kampala May 8, 2013.
Youth Unemployment Challenge in Uganda and the Role of Employment Policies in Jobs Creation
August 26, 2014, Gemma Ahaibwe and Swaibu Mbowa
Youth unemployment remains a serious policy challenge in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Uganda. In this blog, Gemma Ahaibwe and Swaibu Mbowa discuss why an effective strategy for industrial development is needed for job creation in the region.
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