Nearly 40% unemployment in Myanmar
- Published: 25 Jan 2013 at 15.10
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Myanmar’s first ever nationwide survey of income and employment has revealed that unemployment in the country is as high as 37% - with more than a quarter of its 60 million people living in poverty.
Pedicab drivers wait for a fare in downtown Yangon, in this file photo from July 2011. Unemployment in Myanmar is reportedly as high as 37%. (Photo by Adam Renton)
A Myanmar parliamentary planning and finance development committee has made sections of the survey available to the public, following a discussion of its findings at the Lower House last week, according to Eleven Media.
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