To The Editor;
The National News Paper,
Topic: The Evils of Unemployment in Our Society.
Unemployment: is defined as a stage of one not having a job by Advantage Learner dictionary. Unemployment (Society); a total number of people not having a Jon in a society/Area for a given period of time.
Unemployment occurs when people are without work and actively seeking work. Unemployment affects not just the person himself but also his/her family and in the long run the society where he lives. Unemployment brings with it despair, unhappiness and anguish. It forces people to live their lives in a way they do not wish to. The life expectancy is negatively affected. Life expectancy is the ease by which people living in a time/place are able to satisfy their needs/wants.
The effect of Unemployment in a society are as follows:
=>Crime and Violence: Increase in the rate of crime. It can also lead to one joining terrorism. Observers state that almost all the terrorist, terrorising our society are unemployed youth. Suicide cases increase in the rate of suicide attempts and actual suicides as well because they were offered money or promised to take of one’s family.
=>Lose of Skills Usage: The unemployed is not able to put his/her skills to use. And in a situation where it goes on for too long the person may have to lose some of his/her skills.
=>Mental Health: Mental health problems like; Law self-confidence, feeling unworthy, depression and hopelessness. With the lost income and the frustration involved in it, the recently unemployed may develop negative attitudes toward common things in life and may feel that all sense of purpose is lost. Frequent emotions could be low self-esteem, inadequateness and feeling dejected and hopeless.
=> Health Diseases: The unemployment overall tension can increase dramatically general health issues of individuals.
=> Tension at Home: Quarrels and arguments at home front which may lead to tension and increased numbers of divorces etc.
=> Political issues: Loss of trust in administration and the government which may lead to political instability.
=> Insecurity amongst Employees: The prevailing unemployment and the plight of the unemployed people and their families may create fear and insecurity even in the currently employed people.
=>Social outing: Unemployment may bring a decrease in social outings and interactions with other people, including friends.
=>Stigma: Unemployment brings with more than just ‘no work’. It also brings with it the disgrace that the person has to bear. Nobody likes to be termed as unemployed.
=> Standard of leaving: In times of unemployment the competition for jobs and the negotiation power of the individual decreases and thus also the living standard of people with the salaries packages and income reduced.
Abdoulrasheed Tapheeda is Bonafide of Taraba State, Jalingo.
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