There are a lot of figures for the rate of unemployment in Zimbabwe doing the rounds, from 95% to 5%, which is surely the biggest range you’ll see for estimates of any indicator.
The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, quoted a figure of 90% on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show last week.
Also, in an article from Forbes Magazine in March this year. The headline reads: “Congratulations To Robert Mugabe – Zimbabwe’s Unemployment Rate Now 95%.”
The author is suggesting that 95% of the economically active people in the country are out of work.
This is serious….