Arab Spring boosted youth unemployment, UN says

24.05.2012                      03.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 47 des Omer

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Arab Spring boosted youth unemployment, UN says

Turmoil weighed on economies, whose young were already suffering high jobless rates.

At least one the reasons observers say the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) exploded into the Arab Spring 16 months ago was youth frustration over their prospects for jobs and economic opportunity. If so, the upheaval has done nothing to improve the situation.
In a report released on Tuesday, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said youth unemployment rose sharply last year as economic growth across most of MENA sputtered in the face of political turmoil. It estimated that in 2011, the youth unemployment rate stood at 26.5% in the Middle East and at 27.9% North Africa….