Nearly one million educated Afghans unemployedStaff Writer |
Asia More than 2.5 million people are jobless
Up to one million educated Afghans, or 45 percent of over 2.5 million jobless Afghans, have been suffering from unemployment.
"More than 2.5 million people are jobless from whom 45 percent are high school graduates or hold university diplomas. The rest are skillful who have access to some vocations," the newspaper said, quoting authorities.
Unemployment remains a challenge in the country as the number of jobless people kept growing while private investment continued to decline, the report said.
According to Afghanistan Central Statistics Organization, almost 54 percent of the Afghan population live below the poverty line. ■
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