Ghana: private sector adds 208,000 jobs in 10 months

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More than 208,000 private sector jobs were added in Ghana in the first 10 months of this year, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said.

He said data collected from the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), shows an increase in formal jobs added in 2017 which was 197,000.

The minister said this during his third major budget presentation in Parliament on Thursday.

However, Mr. Ofori-Atta did not provide details on job losses in a year that has seen five banks collapse. The banks’ failures have had an impact on several complimentary jobs in private security, media, advertising and catering, among others.

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