|Wages High Skilled||1216600.00||1766600.00||1766600.00||1216600.00||UGX/Month|
|Wages Low Skilled||412400.00||649900.00||649900.00||389700.00||UGX/Month|
|Living Wage Family||1368500.00||1368500.00||1368500.00||1368500.00||UGX/Month|
|Living Wage Individual||652200.00||652200.00||652200.00||652200.00||UGX/Month|
|2.10||2.00||3.50||0.94||1991 – 2017||per cent||Yearly|
Employment relations in Uganda are primarily governed by the Employment Act of 2006. The Employment Act provides that it shall be the duty of all parties including the Minister, labour officers and the industrial court to seek to promote equality of opportunity with a view to eliminating any discrimination in employment.
National Youth Policy
The National Youth Policy (2001) seeks to initiate, strengthen, streamline and mobilize resources for all programmes and services targeting the youth. The main strategy of the policy to promote capacity building, enterprise development and youth involvement. The policy targets to mobilize resources to promote youth participation in national development and create awareness on the youth concerns and needs.
Unemployment Deepens in Uganda
Uganda statistics from the labour department indicate that 390,000 students who finish tertiary education each year have only 8,000 jobs to fight for. This means that for every one job that is available they are about 50 people to fill it.
The labour force flow figures at the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) indicate more than 400,000 Ugandans who enter the labour market each year, only about 113,000 are absorbed informal employment, leaving the rest to have to join the informal sector. The UBOS findings indicate that illiterates are more likely to be available for any work than the literates.
Uganda’s unemployment rate stands at 80 per cent and underemployment, which is mainly prevalent in rural areas at 17 per cent. Statistics from the Labour Department show that the current labour force is estimated at 9.8 million of which 53 per cent are females.