International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Problem of Unemployment in Pakistan: (A case of study of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Dr. Habib-Ur-Rehman

The Pakistan’s economy has covered a long distance from backward to developing stage and has now attaining the stage of take off. During the period it has confronted a number of hurdles and difficulties. The major problem related to absorbing ever growing population through providing them job opportunities. The economy being basically agriculture had surplus labour. The process of mechanization of agriculture added fuel to the fire and subsequently aggravated the problem because of additional labour rendered surplus by the agriculture sector. The slow process of industrialization amid the population explosion worsened the situation. This paper focuses on the basic issues and as an objective will suggest practicable measures for increasing the rate of employment or for that matter reducing the level of unemployment.

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