More than 30 percent of young Arabs are jobless because of unrest in many Arab nations and not enough investment, a top labor official says.
“The unemployment rate among Arab youth until the age of 30 years exceeds 30 percent,” the director general of the Arab Labor Organization Ahmad Mohammed Luqman tells AFP.
“Unrest and a lack of investments have boosted the number of jobless.”
He says many graduates fail to find employment because their specializations are not needed by the private sector.
“Due to unrest in several Arab nations, the number of Arabs without jobs has jumped two million since 2011, making the total number of unemployed Arabs at 20 million,” Luqman says on the sidelines of the annual Arab labor conference.