An important factor limiting economic growth, and a major constraint on reducing poverty, is the low level of education & skills development in the labor force.
*Key provincial indicators in 2011 show the employment to population ratio as rapidly declining:
- The Labor Market includes a population of 11.2 million male youth between 15-24 years of age,
growing at 4.2% per annum.
- Unemployment to population ratio stands at 67%
- Technical training received < 1%
Strong investment in skills development is required to create an opportunity for growth.
*Source, STEVTA: Click here to download