Sri Lanka’s unemployment rumoured to rise 20%

That’s the figure I’ve heard bandied about. Unemployment, and more specifically, underemployment, here are a problem. Like the people in Peraliya we spoke to yesterday telling us that there were young people who were working as fishers even though they had degrees or certificates of one kind or another – whether accounting or whatever – because they couldn’t find any jobs. So they had no choice but to go back to the ancestral village and become fishers.

Now, after tsunami, it’s expected to get much worse, but already, after the tsunami hit, the unemployment rate rose a dramatic 20%. Ouch!

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