Youth Unemployment: The Middle East's Ticking Time Bomb
Feb 28, 2018 | 16:33 GMT
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- With labor markets in the Middle East and North Africa swamped due to a baby boom, countries in the region will continue to face the acute challenge of massive youth unemployment.
- Though each state struggles with its own circumstances, most countries will face daunting hurdles as they try to build strong private sectors.
- Even if these states do foster more robust private sectors, they may not be able to mitigate the economic hardship when it hits their citizens, due to the uncontrollable nature of the free market.