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Youth Unemployment

Globally, unemployment rate is taken as one major indicator of socioeconomic growth. With increasing global population and major part of population comprising youth, ILO’s report highlights where one can find work more easily. To the surprise of many, not only Pakistan but all SAARC Member states except Sri Lanka are in much better position, as far as employment opportunities are concerned. Lately, I have seen a number of professional friends (food science grads) leaving country for good, advising me to leave before it’s too late and landing in New Zealand & Canada ( where its harder to find proper job opportunities). Some of those poor souls are trying to find freelance online work back home to make their ends meet. Worst is the status of work opportunities in once booming gulf countries like Saudi Arabia and Oman. Interactive map of the report can be found here