Unemployment hot topic in Parly

The discussions in Parliament reflect broader public concerns about the economic impact of high unemployment rates FILE PIC
The discussions in Parliament reflect broader public concerns about the economic impact of high unemployment rates FILE PIC

Unemployment statistics have become a hot topic in Parliament, with Members of Parliament (MP) regularly raising concerns and seeking answers from government officials on how many Batswana do not have jobs.

In a recent response, it was revealed that exactly 275,160 people are unemployed.

The issue came to the fore this week when the Minister of Finance, Peggy Serame, had to disclose that a staggering number of 275,160 people are unemployed shortly after the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Annah Mokgethi, updated Parliament on the figures of unemployed graduates and the total percentage of jobless people in the country.

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