Over 1 Million Jobless in Iraq

Baghdad, 19 March 2010 ( Aswat Al Iraq )

There are more than one million unemployed in Iraq, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

“Unemployment from Sept. 16, 2003-Dec. 31, 2009 reached 1.554 million,” a ministry statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency quoted an official from the Labor and Vocational Training Department as saying.

The total jobless included 1.359 million men and 194,586 women, the statement pointed out.

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