Jammu & Kashmir

Unemployment in JK: 94,000 jobless youth registered with district employment, counselling centers

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Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir, the number of jobless youth registered with the Labour and Employment Department has swelled past 94,000. According to official figures, 94,221 unemployed youth have voluntarily registered themselves with the district employment and career counselling centres till March 2020 across JK.

In January 2018, the number of educated unemployed youths registered with district employment and counselling centres was 87,650. According to the data revealed by then Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, 41,981 were registered with the centres in Kashmir division and 45,669 in Jammu division.

According to the latest documents, 25,257 such youth are postgraduates and 15,066 graduates.

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