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Youths still under unemployment spell: ILO report
Apr 29, 2014-
International Labour Organization (ILO) has said that young people in Nepal continue to suffer from a lack of decent work and low quality jobs.
Launching a report— Labour market transitions of young women and men in Nepal—on Tuesday, the organisation said that many of the young people are trapped in irregular employment.
The report, prepared on the basis of school-to-work Transition Survey 2013 (SWTS), has highlighted various labour market situations of young men and women using various ILO indicators. According to the survey, the distribution of the youth population shows 38.5 percent are employed, 9.2 percent are unemployed while 52.3 percent are inactive.
The random sampling method for the survey covered 3020 households and 4092 youths aged 15 to 29 across the country. According to the report, 4.4 million youth aged 15-29 are currently attending school and 52 percent hope to finish their bachelors or post graduate, defined as tertiary level. “There has been improvements in number of youths attaining education between the generations,” reads the report.
However, it points out the fact that vocational training has not been properly utilised, with only 5.4 of the youth completing it.
The report further states that even though education does not itself create jobs, having higher level of education or skills still significantly improves the chance of getting stable and satisfactory jobs.
Published: 30-04-2014 09:12