Youth unemployment remains a serious challenge in Uganda.
A fast-growing labour force (4.7% per year), inadequate investment and supply of jobs, and a lack of skills are key issues preventing youth employment.
With the potential to add 10 million workers into the market by 2020, Uganda is implementing programs aimed at creating employment specifically for youth. Industry focussed workforce development strategies could enhance these programs and employment outcomes.
Agriculture employing up to 66% of labour force
Agriculture is the main sector of employment in Uganda – providing jobs to 66% of the entire workforce, compared to 28% in the services and industrial sectors.
But despite the massive youth employment in agriculture, less than 5% are paid to do this work. The majority are engaged as family workers or informal employment accounts, with no wages. Read More