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Minister clarifies data

Mere Naleba
Saturday, May 31, 2014

LABOUR Minister Jone Usamate yesterday clarified the National Employment Centre (NEC) registered 33,000 people and not 83,000 as reported yesterday by this newspaper.

At a press conference yesterday Mr Usamate said the unemployment rate decreased as per the findings of surveys conducted in 2010 and 2011.

He said NEC registered 33,000 unemployed youths, and this did not mean that those who registered were still unemployed.

"So when people register as unemployed that does not mean they do not have jobs.

"We have just done an exercise now and we found that from the 33,000 we've tried to trace back one third of that, to see where they are, we are trying to see their profiles, so out of that profiling we were able to contact 3213 that's the number of people we can see," Mr Usamate said

He said out of the 3213 people that the NEC was able to locate, 47 per cent were employed, on attachment, have gone back to school or were involved in small business ventures.

"The data from the Fiji National Provident Fund shows the number of advertising jobs in the papers has increased in the last two years that shows that there are a lot of employment opportunities," Mr Usamate said.








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