The director general of the National Tool House Agency (ANAMO) faced the press this morning. This, to deny and clarify the report of the International Labor Organization (ILO) classifying Senegal among the three countries most affected by unemployment in the world.
In a press conference this Sunday, the DG of ANAMO said that according to the ILO, unemployment is the situation of the workforce available for work who is looking for a job but does not succeed in find some. He therefore specifies that the definition of unemployment and of the workforce available for work varies, however, from one country to another. And the calculation can also be influenced by many variables. In farming, for example, he says, the data in a survey can change significantly depending on the time of year it takes place.
“We must add to this definition given by the World Bank other factors to be taken into account in the analysis of unemployment such as: technical competence, relationship to work”, specifies the ANAMO
Still in the same vein, he says that the only “credible ranking” found in the ILOSTAT site of the ILO classifying the countries most affected by unemployment is as follows: 1st Malawi with 28.7% unemployment in 2019, 2nd Africa South with 28.5% unemployment in 2019, 3rd. Kosovo with 25.6% unemployment in 2019 and 4th Palestine occupied territory: 25.3% unemployment in 2019.
Still according to him, the National Agency for Statistics and Demography (ANSD), “umbrella and very credible institution”, working on an improved basis of the definition of the ILO gives an unemployment rate of 16.9% in the last quarter of 2019.
However, Mr. Mbaye underlined that ANAMO has supported more than 15,000 young people in integration through training and the provision of tools, the Installation of a shoemaking incubator at the house of Méckhé’s tool following the training, in Italy, of thirty young people in the fields of luxury leather goods and the manufacture of accessories and the training of 205 professionals in automotive mechatronics.
Finally, he adds that the Der has granted funding to 200,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries, for a total amount of FCfa 31.2 billion. Thus, he said, 68,289 beneficiaries received. funding through the economic empowerment window.
Author: Mohamed Rassoul GUEYE – Seneweb.com
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