Unemployment in Uganda stands at more than seventy five percent of the youth aged fourteen years to thirty five. The problem is such that more than eight percent of graduates can not find a job a year after graduation but unfortunately the state reports an unemployment rate of thirteen percent and less because most Ugandans have odd jobs or small business to make ends meet. Even the youth engaged in subsistence agriculture are counted as being employed by the government of Uganda.
The problem of unemployment in Uganda arises from the failure of the Government of Uganda to carry out meaning full investment in Job creation. The government has prioritized infrastructure development over job creation and investment and its poverty eradication programmes have been resounding failures.