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HARSH ECONOMY

KIANDO NELLY: High unemployment results in social vices

The rate doubled from 5.2 per cent in March last year to 10.4 per cent in September

In Summary

•This huge percentage was a result of closure by many companies that could not operate due to the pandemic.

•The cessation of movement imposed to prevent the spread of the virus meant loss of jobs for several people who have to move daily to get to their places of work. 

According to a research by the  Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate doubled from 5.2 per cent in March last year to 10.4 per cent in September after the Covid-19 hit the ...