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Unemployment goes down

Nov 29, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The unemployment rate has dropped significantly during the past few years, said Labour and Labour Relations Minister Gamini Lokuge in Parliament yesterday. The Government has implemented an employment creation and promotion program, a rural employment project to promote self-employment and a micro finance program islandwide to minimize the percentage of unemployed persons, the Minister said. These programs are initiated by the Manpower and Employment Department under the Ministry. Lokuge also noted that Rs 682 million has been spent during the last five years for the work implemented by the Ministry. According to Workforce Survey Report 2010, the unemployment percentage is 5.1 percent. This does not include Northern Province data.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/11/30/news01.asp