Unemployment: 15% in Iraq, 14% Kurdistan

After the Iraqi Planning Ministry announced that the unemployment rate across Iraq has spiked to 15%, an official from the Kurdistan Region said the rate in Kurdistan is just one percentage lower than the Iraqi level, according to a report from AKnews.

The Iraqi planning minister, whom the report names as ‘Mahdi Allaq’ [Nasar al-Rubaie?], told a press conference on Thursday that his ministry is seeking to recruit a greater number of citizens in the public sector, in a bid to address the unemployment rate.

(Source: AKnews)

One Response to Unemployment: 15% in Iraq, 14% Kurdistan

  1. Stew January 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Unemployment… lol. They are all about to be given millions of dollars in the big RV. Why are they concerned about unemployment?