With a claim of a decrease in the unemployment rate at the national level, the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province leads the four provinces with an unemployment rate of 8.8% in fiscal year 2020-21.
According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics’ Labor Force Survey (LFS), the country’s unemployment rate decreased to 6.3 percent in 2020-21, down from 6.9 percent in 2018-19.
The unemployment rate in KP, where the PTI has controlled for the past nine years, has risen to 8.8% in 2020-21, according to the breakdown of the unemployment rate among the four provinces.
Although the unemployment rate in KP was 10.3 percent in fiscal year 2018-19, as compared to 2017-18, it was just 7.2 percent. When compared to the fiscal year 2017-18, it appears that the unemployment rate in KP rose in 2020-21. However, as compared to the fiscal year 2018-19, it has improved.
According to LFS 2012-13, the unemployment rate in KP was 8.6 percent, hence it has risen from 8.6 percent to 8.8 percent in the recent nine years. The PTI-led administration failed to reduce unemployment, although it did obtain a majority and establish the province’s government for the second time after winning the last general elections in 2018.