Status of Employment in Nepal

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Published Date: 10 Dec 2021

Status of Employment in Nepal in Grade 8 Social Studies

Status of Employment in Nepal

In this chapter, we discuss about the status of employment in Nepal. Grade 8 Social Studies, Reference Notes.

Status of Employment in Nepal

The state of having paid to work is called employment. People get payment as their salary or wages for their work and performance. That moneycan be earned in a certain interval or duration that may be an hour, a day, a week or a month. Employment opportunity is given to a people of definite age group. People between the ages of 15 to 59 can be included in this group. The people of this age group are known as economically active people. Such age group differs according to the country.

Employment is the basis for the survival of people’s lives. The employment status of any country depends upon the employment capacity of which the numbers of people are employed. Employment can be divided into various economic activities such as agriculture, industry, trade, construction, service etc. Similarly, employment can be explained by dividing it into internal and foreign employment. Many people are engaged in income generating activities by setting up their own business which is known as self-employment. The state in which people are not getting a job though they have education, knowledge, skills and age is called unemployment.

The status of employment of Nepal are:



Employed population


Unemployed population


Inactive population


The family involved in agriculture sector


The population involved in non-agricultural sector


Problems related to employment are:

  1. There are no employment opportunities for the manpower evolving every year.
  2. There is no production of human resources who have skills and knowledge according to the need of time.
  3. There is no sufficient number of employment information centers.
  4. Those people who go overseas for employment don’t get proper information about the countries and its rules and regulations.
  5. Those people, who are in a foreign land for employment, don’t get proper salary or wages according to their work and working hours.