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Haliborange Ebola Facts - EBOLA CAUSES HIGH JOB LOSS IN LIBERIA

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Nearly half of all Liberians who were employed when the Ebola outbreak began are no longer working, a survey by the World Bank has found. Today, one in two Liberians are now jobless.

The study said many workers have either been told to stay home or have lost their jobs, while markets have been forced to shut.

The World Bank said Liberia's agricultural sector was showing the most resilience to the disease, but its survey found that 70 per cent of respondents said they do not have enough money to afford food.

Ebola has also ravaged the tourist industry across Africa. A survey by a specialist travel company in September showed that travel bookings were down by as much as 70 per cent, even for destinations far away from the affected areas in West Africa.