13 million out of work as Covid-19 worsens crisis

People sit at the famous 'jobless corner' in Nairobi.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • To put these percentages into perspective, the 2019 census put Kenya’s economically active population at 22.3 million.
  • If 61.9 per cent of these have been rendered jobless by the pandemic, then this works out to about 13.8million people.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has also seen an increase in prices of essential services.
  • Overall, 23.6 per cent of the respondents reported to have witnessed or heard cases of domestic violence in their communities.

The unemployment crisis has worsened with at least 13 million people out of work, aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic.


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