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2.5 Million Afghans Remain Unemployed

10 May 2019 Wadsam Afghanistan Business News

According to the Ministry

of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, at least 2.5 million Afghans

are unemployed–the highest number of unemployed workforce in the world.

The Ministry had planned

to create 74,500 jobs in 2018, but it created only 5,000 jobs.

Deputy Minister of Labor

Sayed Abdul Karim Hashemi also voiced concerns over the fragile occupational

safety in the country.

He said women employees

in both government and non-government institutions are facing harassment.

He urged the women

employees to raise their voices against harassment and prevent it from

continuing.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s

Labor Union said wages remain low in the country.

Head of the Union Maroof

Qaderi called on the government to properly implement the labor law to overcome

the challenges.

“The Afghan government must

address the challenges facing employees. We are all responsible to curb these

challenges. The International Labor Organization (ILO) is ready to assist in

this regard,” said ILO’s Country Director Manzoor Khaliq.

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