Unemployment and skilled labour
The Labour Force Survey programme of 2016 has indicated unemployment rate at 13.2 percent, with urban unemployment rate of 15.9 percent being higher than the rural rate of 12.6 percent. The government continues to invest a lot in the youth’s education as it recognises the importance of trained very high-skilled labour force to investors coming to Rwanda. Government will continue its effort to attract high-end education facilities such as Carnegie Mellon University that is already established as well as technical and vocational training in relevant areas. It is also quite easy for employers to get resident permits through The Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration provided the application is accompanied with supporting documentation and there are no local people that qualify for the position.