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Council stresses need to create 3mln jobs next FY

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Addis Ababa, April 12, 2019 (FBC) –The National Job Creation Council held its regular session today to review its nine-month performance report.

The meeting was held in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen.

One million employment opportunities were created in urban areas, though the plan was to create 1.4 million, according to the report.

As part of the efforts made to reduce unemployment in rural areas, 1.08 million jobs were also created in rural areas, missing the target of creating 1.7 million, it was noted.

According to the Council, Ethiopia will need to create three million jobs next fiscal year.