83% of unemployed Indians are young people

31 Mar, 20242 mins read
83% of unemployed Indians are young people

Last week in a nutshell

Educated youngsters among the unemployed rose from 54% to 66% from 2000 to 2022, as per the ILO-Institute for Human Development (IHD) joint study. Furthermore, In 2022, India's youth accounted for 83% of the country's total unemployed population. But what do more young people being unemployed mean for our economy? Keep scrolling to read the big story 👇

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Young, smart, but still broke

India's workforce is changing, with more young people who can work but aren’t finding jobs. There are about 371 million young people in India right now. Out of that group, only 42% have jobs now, which used to be 54% in 2000. 

Recently, more than 93,000 candidates have applied for jobs including 3,700 PhD holders, 5,000 graduates and 28,000 postgraduates who applied for 62 posts of “peon” in the Uttar Pradesh Police Department, although the jobs require only minimum eligibility of education till Class 5. Read what our experts have to say about this. 

The youth unemployment rate has been rising over the past several decades – from 5.6% in 2000 to 6.2% in 2012 and then increasing threefold, to nearly 18% in 2018, and reaching around 15.1% in 2020. In the political landscape, the Congress has made unemployment one of its key planks for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

What our expert says

"When many young people can't find jobs, it's like having a big treasure chest locked up. This means we're not using our valuable resources properly, which can slow down how much our economy grows. It's like having talented players on the bench instead of on the field. Also, when young people don't have much money to spend, businesses that rely on people buying things suffer. Plus, when people are upset because they can't find work, it can lead to more problems like fights and crimes, making things even harder for our economy."

—Kashish Manjani, Investment Head at Stack Wealth

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