The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.
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Rising unemployment concerns educated individuals

Approximately 60 percent of the country’s population consists of young people and more than 40 percent of them face the serious issue of unemployment.

Many educated youths in various provinces express concerns over the increasing unemployment rate in the country. These young people, who have obtained degrees in different majors, complain about the lack of job opportunities, forcing them to resort to shop keeping or driving as alternative means of income. They ask the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to create favorable conditions for employment and further education. It comes as the unemployment rate in the country has turned into a catastrophe and requires serious attention. The highest proportion of unemployment is among educated youth, leading to a situation where young people are compelled to leave their homeland. Those suffering from unemployment resort to illegal migration or fall into the trap of drug addiction, and the lack of proper planning and systematic programs by various governments in Afghanistan has yet to resolve this issue, according to economists Economists argue that another cause of unemployment in the country over the past 20 years has been the presence of foreign institutions and organizations that, unfortunately, were more focused on their own agendas and political interests instead of addressing the people’s issues. The main factor behind unemployment in the country is the absence of proper and suitable programs for job creation. “It has been six years since I graduated from university, and I have not been able to find a job. Sometimes I work as a shopkeeper, and other times as a street vendor just to get income,” said Zia Asadi, who graduated from the computer science faculty of Mazar-i-Sharif’s University. “The level of unemployment in the country has turned into a tragedy, and the citizens of Afghanistan are becoming more hopeless with each passing day. Unemployment, poverty, and destitution have extended their wide-reaching grip on our society, posing a serious and alarming threat to our younger generation,” Asadi added. Approximately 60 percent of the country’s population consists of young people and more than 40 percent of them face the serious issue of unemployment. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Islamic Emirate that they have various programs in place to address the issue of unemployment in the country, but eradicating this problem requires significant investment and more time. Saida Ahmadi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.