An Analysis of the Causes and Consequences of Unemployment in District Peshawar

Zaheer Ahmad


This paper concentrates on exploring the causes and consequences of unemployment in district Peshawar. Primary data was collected for this purpose. The results show that out of 120 respondents, 32.5% were unemployed due to low education, 15.8% due to having no skills &55were unemployed due to no approach to the concerned authorities. Out of the total respondents65% were unskilled. 73.3% of the respondents had never joined a job and 18.3% left the job due to low salary. 7.5% were unemployed due to completion of business / projects. 100% of the respondents agreed that overpopulation is cause of unemployment. All of 120 respondents agreed with this the fact that unemployment causes suicides and crimes in the society. The causes of high
rate of unemployment are lack of education, lack of capital, lack of proper skill, Poverty, and High rate of population growth in Pakistan. It is therefore, recommended on the basis of the study to prepare a proper plan for the provision of proper skills, provision of job opportunities, easy access to credit to motivate people for investment in employment generating activities and eradication of unemployment in the study area.


Unemployment, Consequences of unemployment, Population, Skills, Poverty

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