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public employees, largest employer, trade unions, administrative personnel, schoolteachers

Ghana’s labor force in 2000 totaled 9.2 million people. Of these, 62 percent were involved in agriculture, 28 percent in services, and 10 percent in industry. Despite an expanding private sector, the state continues to be the largest employer. Almost all schoolteachers, medical service providers, and administrative personnel are public employees. Ghanaian workers have a long tradition of organizing into trade unions. The Ghana Trade Union Congress is an independent umbrella organization that represents workers’ interests. A 20 percent unemployment rate was estimated for 1997.



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