Most recent jobless figure is from 2006 – Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh yesterday disclosed in writing in Parliament that the most recent available data on unemployment is in relation to 2006 and the figure was 10.7%

This revelation in answer to a series of questions from AFC MP Cathy Hughes will further perplex economists and statisticians in the wake of mounting concerns about the validity of data provided on the economy by the government and the Statistical Bureau.

For years questions have been asked about the unemployment rate and the government has been evasive on this. The admission that …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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