The problem of unemployment among the youth is a result of a number of socio-economic factors, both micro and macro.
1. Distraction: The youth today is distracted. Negative factors such as drugs, alcoholism, addictions, have hindered the drive to work and progress among the youngsters. Side effects of easy access to technology has prompted laziness and wasting time on mobile phones and aimless use of internet
2. Societal Pressure: There is always societal pressure in all walks of life, insisting that people choose the most conventional career paths that have traditionally created more jobs. They are actively discouraged from adopting newer, riskier and unconventional professions or following their passions.
3. Prevailing Economic Conditions: At present, India is going through a severe job shortage which has added to the problem of lack of motivation among the job seeking youth. The lack of opportunities add to the existing motivational crisis and the youth is caught in a vicious cycle leading to unproductivity
4. Financial Crisis: A lot of students are compelled to take up conventional or underpaying jobs due to financial compulsion or lack of funds.
5. Adoption of unethical practices: The collective frustration resultant from all of the above factors has led to an era of ethical degradation in work culture and practices.