Unemployment in Haiti : Two-thirds of adults in Haiti are unemployed or underemployed

How bad is unemployment in Haiti? It is worse than you think. Many people in Haiti pretend to have a business but they are only fooling themselves Read this...

PHOTO: The kind of Haiti foreign journalists just love to photograph!
PHOTO: The kind of Haiti foreign journalists just love to photograph!

I was reading an article recently on an international news website which stated that two-thirds of adults living in Haiti are either unemployed or underemployed.

The "unemployed" part is easy to understand. They are not working, they don't have a job, they are not earning any money. All grown up, they are waiting for somebody else to feed them everyday.

It is the underemployed part a little bit of an explanation.

And under employed person is a person who does not have enough paid work or someone who is doing work that makes full use of his skills and abilities.

How many people do you know in Haiti who tell you they have a small business and in reality they are only pretending to have a business. They are just keeping themselves busy.

Really, how many bottles of Cola Couronne and Toro energy drink do you have to sell in your little "gerit" in a day to make enough profits to feed your family?

I mean seriously, what jobs are available for the thousands of Haitians leaving secondary school and universities each and every year?

Even if you looking for a factory your job you probably have to wait in line.

That's the reason almost everyone in Haiti wants a government job and there will do anything to get it. That's the reason why government ministries are overcrowded with a whole bunch of employees who have nothing to do.

They get some senator or Depute to give them a government paycheck and that's all there in for.

The private sector in Haiti is not creating enough new employment.

I know highly qualified individuals in Haiti have been forced to come to places like the United States and do unbelievable things just so they can feed their family back home.

Sadly, no one is thinking the future of Haiti.

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Frednel says...

totally agree with you sir. In fact, many of us living in the diaspora suffer their everyday hungers, pains, and sufferings.

We are struggling in the diaspora just because...I have to say the need for jobs in Haiti is extremely important.

And those in position to help need to get those people out of this deadly situation.

I mean, whether is the private sector and or the government in power...something must be

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Frednel says...

I totally agree with you sir. In fact, many of us living in the diaspora suffer their everyday hunger, pains, and sufferings.

We are struggling in the diaspora just because...I have to say the need for jobs in Haiti is extremely important.

Those in position to help need to get those people of this deadly situation.

I mean, whether is the private sector and or the government in power...something must be

Reply  ... More

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