Pakistan’s Unemployment Rate Will Increase in 2020: IMF

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has increased its unemployment rate projection for Pakistan to 6.2 percent for 2020 against 6.1 percent in 2019.

In the latest update to its World Economic Outlook, the IMF has projected inflation in Pakistan at 13 percent for 2020 against 7.3 percent in 2019 and 3.9 percent in 2018. The GDP growth rate has been projected at 2.4 percent for 2020 against 3.3 percent in 2019.

The current account deficit was -6.3 in 2018, -4.6 in 2019 and is projected at -2.6 for 2020. Global growth is forecast at 3.0 percent for 2019, lowest since 2008-09, and a 0.3 percentage point downgrade from the April 2019’s World Economic Outlook. Growth is projected to pick up to 3.4 percent in 2020 (a 0.2 percentage point downward revision compared with April), reflecting primarily a projected improvement in economic performance in a number of emerging markets in Latin America, the Middle East, and emerging and developing Europe that is under macroeconomic strain.

Yet, with uncertainty about prospects for several of these countries, a projected slowdown in China and the United States, and prominent downside risks, a much more subdued pace of global activity could materialize.

  • Wah. Naya Pakistan was promising 50 Lakh jobs. Yahan to jobs walay bhi ro rahay hain ab. Bohut dhoka hua hai hamaray saath.
    Imran’s government is the most incompetent government where all of this friends are enjoying and poor are dying.
    The country where Fawad Chaudary is leading Science and technology and Buzdar is running the biggest province whereas bhaands like Chohan, Aashiq Awan, Afridi and Muraad Saeed are on top ministries . This is the real lack of merit that is the worst form of corruption initiated by Imran Khan.

    Incompetence & Lack of Merit = Worst form of Corruption.

  • Yeah Is it True 2020 Main Bohat Economy K Masle Honge and (Waar) Issuee Alag
    Pakistan Ye Saaal yAAD Rakhega

  • As a Famous folk singer cum Pti activist once sang “Jab aye ga Kuppitaan barhay GI is milk ki shaan”
    He was actually being Sarcastic in his lyrics. What he actually meant was total destruction and incompetence of highest level.

  • It’s been second time In two days my comment is blocked guys.. Be reasonable and allow it. One comment here and another one over at Arif Alvi’s story

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