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Nearly 1 Mln Educated Afghans Unemployed: Local Media

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Saturday January 12, 2019

KABUL (Xinhua) -- Up to 1 million educated Afghans, or 45 percent of over 2.5 million jobless Afghans, have been suffering from unemployment, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.
According to private Afghanistan Times daily, most of the educated jobless Afghans are youths of high school graduates or those holding university diplomas.
"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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