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Type Working Paper
Title Unemployment in Namibia: Measurement Problems, Causes & Policies
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
URL http://www.fuller.na/documents/nwp107.pdf
According to the 2008 Namibia Labour Force Survey, Namibia has one of the highest
unemployment rates (broadly defined) in the world, currently standing at 51.2% rising
from 36% in 2004. This means more than half of Namibia’s economically active
population is unemployed, posing major social, political and economic risks, as such
high unemployment can yield devastating effects on social exclusion, crime, and
economic welfare, erosion of human capital, death, misery and social instability.

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