Do you know Exactly how many youth are unemployed in J&K?


Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 27: At a time when the government is pacing up for the comprehensive job policy,  ones who figures about the jobless youth are worried.

Government is cautioned about the threat of radicalisation due to the growing rate of unemployment in the state.

According to the official documents in possession with local daily, the government in its recent survey has found that the number of jobless youth in the state has almost doubled in five years.

Earlier, the figures had claimed number of jobless youth as six lakh and the number is much higher than this at present. No less than 12- 13 lakh youth of the state are jobless.


An official of the Employment department said that getting 2-3 thousand rupees a month is as equal as an unemployment

He adds that the government has found that among educated unemployed youth in J&K, 54.9 percent youth are from rural areas while the remaining are from urban areas.

A senior official said that, if a matric pass couldn’t find a job that could be understood but the post graduates with degrees in sciences and humanities sitting idle is something that can have a disastrous impact on society during the times to come

The figures reveal that in valley there are more than 29034 graduates who are unemployed and in Jammu province the number of jobless graduates is 12426.

The details inform that Kashmir division has 46703 people jobless who have passed 10+2 in various streams while as in Jammu the number is 27212.

The survey details inform further that more than four thousand five hundred registered degree holders of engineering are jobless in the state are yet to find their livelihood.