Dr. Ernest Addison

The number of jobs advertised in selected print and online media platforms, which partially gauges labour demand in the economy, decreased marginally in June 2022, relative to what was observed in the corresponding period a year ago.

According to data from the Bank of Ghana, a total, 2,662 job adverts were recorded in June 2022, as compared with 2,730 for the same period in 2021.

This indicated a decline of 2.5% year-on-year.

On a month-on-month basis, the number of job vacancies in June 2022 increased by 2.4%, from the 2,599 jobs advertised in May 2022.

Cumulatively, for the first two quarters of 2022, the total number of advertised jobs declined by 4.7% to 16,290.

Private-sector SSNIT contributors marginally improve

Meanwhile, total number of private-sector SSNIT contributors, which partially gauges employment conditions, marginally improved to 864,208 in May 2022, compared with 862,166 for the same period in 2021.

On a month-on-month basis, total number of private-sector SSNIT contributors decreased by 4.0% from the 900,188 individuals recorded in April 2022.

Cumulatively, for the first five months of 2022, the total number of private sector contributors increased by 6.1% to 4,491,755 (4.491 million) from 4,233,532 (4.23 million) recorded over the corresponding period in 2021.