Kenyan Citizen Television reported on May 28, local time that the Kenya Employers’ Federation released the latest survey results that day,...
Kenyan Citizen Television reported on May 28, local time that the Kenya Employers’ Federation released the latest survey results that day, showing that between March and August 2020, approximately 5.1 million informal workers were unemployed due to the new crown pneumonia epidemic. According to the economic survey data of the National Bureau of Statistics of Kenya in 2020, there are about 15.1 million informal economy workers in Kenya, which means that more than one-third of informal economy workers are unemployed.
Jacqueline Mugo, executive director of the Kenya Employers’ Federation, said that the epidemic not only stopped micro-enterprises from starting their own businesses, but also reduced job opportunities, hit the internship opportunities for graduates and students, and caused heavy social and economic damage. .
In 2019, Kenyan informal economy workers accounted for 82.9% of all employed workers in the country. (Headquarters reporter Gu Xuejia)