In PNG, one of the most common issues that hinder economic development and contribute a lot to law and order issues is youth unemployment.

PNG’s unemployment rate increased from 2.70 percent in 2020 to 2.40 percent in 2019.  According to Trading Economics, the unemployment rate in PNG is expected to reach 3.50 percent by the end of 2021. From the total population, youth unemployment was reported 62.0 percent in 2020. Young people are more likely to be unemployed compared to adults. It is apparent that PNG faces a challenging future because of its youth unemployment issue.

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