Majority of youth does not seek employment: survey


Around 33 percent of Pakistanis said that majority of unemployed individuals in the country do not try to find employment while 42 percent said this is not the case.

According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by GallupPakistan, a nationally representative sample of adult men and women from across the four provinces were asked about the ratio of unemployed individuals trying to find out employment.

Responding to this, 11 percent said they completely agree, 22 percent said they somewhat agree and 22 percent said they neither agree nor disagree.

Around 30 percent of the respondents disagreed with the statement whereas 12 percent said they completely disagree. Three percent did not respond.

A gender breakdown did not reveal a very high disparity between males and females. 11 percent of the male respondents completely agreed with the statement compared to 10 percent of women.

As many as 24 percent men said they agree, 21 percent said they neither agreed nor disagreed and 29 percent said they disagreed. 12 percent said they completely disagreed.

For women, 20 percent said they agree whereas 23 percent said they neither agree nor disagree and 32 percent said they disagree. Only 11 percent on the women said they completely disagree and 4 percent did not respond.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2,587 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 17.




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