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Namibia youth unemployment rises 2.7 percent

Christian Fernsby |
Namibia's youth unemployment rate for 15-34 year old bracket has risen 2.7 percent from 43.4 percent in 2016 to 46.1 percent last year, the 2018 labour force survey results released Thursday showed.

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Speaking at the event of the release of the survey, Statistician General Alex Shimuafeni said the country still had a lot to do to reduce unemployment especially among the youths.

"Unless we do something serious, the trend will continue to go up," he said.

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