Employment prospects in Afghanistan: a rapid impact assessment


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International Labour Office. Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


Following the change in administration in Afghanistan after the events of mid-August 2021, the ensuing crisis has paralyzed the economy and continues to have dire impacts on the labour market. More than half a million workers are estimated to have lost their job in the third quarter 2021, relative to a hypothetical scenario with no change in administration, which represents 8 per cent fewer working women and men. Employment losses are expected to increase to nearly 700,000 by the second quarter 2022, as enterprises struggle to stay viable and work becomes scarce. If the situation of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Employment; Gender; Industry

Keywords: Unemployment; Employment pattern; Economic conditions; Hours of work; Employment security; Political aspects; Social aspects; Employment projection; Trend

Geographic subjects: Afghanistan; Asia

Published: Bangkok, Thailand: ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 2022

Physical description: 9 p.

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Series: ILO brief; January 2022

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 147.738

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