Over the whole of 2016, a total of 400,390 jobs were created on Cameroonian territory, revealed the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Zacharie Perevet (photo). Compared to the same period in 2015, the job creation curve in Cameroon showed a positive trend of 18%, he said at a press conference in Yaounde.
According to the details revealed by this member of the Cameroonian government, among these new jobs, 275,661 were in the productive sector, compared to 69,303 in the non-productive sector. The service sector was the largest provider of employment in the country in 2016, with 125,000 new jobs identified, accounting for almost 50% of all jobs created in the productive sector and nearly 30% of all jobs created In the country last year.
At the same time, 40,000 new jobs were recorded in the primary sector, compared to 70,000 in the secondary sector. According to the Ministry of Employment, the three-year emergency program and public investment also made it possible to create 17,488 jobs in 2016.