Tag Archives | Unemployment

Economic Drivers of Youth Political Discontent in Iraq

Economic Drivers of Youth Political Discontent in Iraq: The Voice of Young People in Kurdistan, Baghdad, Basra and Thi-Qar Exactly one year on from the start of widespread popular protests on the 1st of October 2019, this rapid piece of research aims to respond directly to the tumultuous events of the past year and explores […]

Iraqi Govt launches Online Jobs Portal

Iraqi government launches online portal to help job seekers find employment in public and private sectors The Iraqi government in partnership with Iraq's Federal Public Service Council announced the launch of "tawtheef" portal to support graduates and qualified job-seekers to find employment in the public and private sectors. The portal is part of a wider […]

Basra Protests spark Govt Scramble to Create Jobs

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Cabinet announced Aug. 12 that it has approved a regulation by the Ministry of Labor requiring that 50% of foreign oil company employees working in the country be Iraqis. The move followed […]

Creating a New Entrepreneur Generation in Iraq

By Aziz Al Nassiri, CEO, RiTS. Noah’s Ark Initiative: Toward the creation of a new entrepreneur generation in Iraq. Noah’s Ark -- an initiative aimed at solving Iraq’s most pressing problem, youth unemployment -- was launched on 3rd August 2017. The Ark is an organized Launchpad for small entrepreneurial business startups. The concept is based on […]

Iraqi Entrepreneurship Centre

By Aziz Al Nassiri. Proposition Even though Iraq is an oil producing country, it is now with 35% of its population living below the poverty line. Unemployment running at 60% among the youth sector (17-25). Almost all important social indicators places the country among the bottom 5% of countries in the world. The country has […]

Rise in Unemployment in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. A spokesperson for the Kurdistan Region's Syndicate of Investors has told BasNews that unemployment has risen sharply over the last two years and is now estimated at 20-25 percent with 700,0000 people losing their jobs in the private sector. But the Head of Sulaymaniyah Directorate of Statics, Mahmoud Othman, rejected the claims, […]

Unemployment Rate Passes 25%

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mohammed Shayaa al-Sudani, has said that the unemployment rate in Iraq has passed 25 percent. Ministry statistics also show that Iraq's population is now almost 36 million, two million of whom are internally displaced as a result of the conflict with Islamic State (IS, […]

Unemployment Increases in Kurdistan Region

By John Lee. BasNews reports that the unemployment rate in Kurdistan has risen from 7 percent at the end of 2013 to 10 percent currently. The number unemployed is nearly 100,ooo, of which 52 percent are men. The increase has been blamed on the general economic situation in Iraqi Kurdistan, and on the sanctions that Baghdad […]

Poverty and Unemployment Not Being Addressed

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Poverty and Unemployment Not Being Addressed in the Coming Iraqi Elections Iraq's poverty and unemployment is increasing every year despite the Government's efforts to implement programs to lower it. The United […]

Iraqi Unemployment Falls to 16%

Iraq's Minister for Planning and Development Cooperation, Ali Yusuf Al Shukri, has announced unemployment in Iraq of about 16%, with a poverty rate of about 11%, according to Alsumaria TV. “Poverty and unemployment rates are decreasing in Iraq after Iraqi GDP improved and investment in constructions and services projects increased,” Shukri told the news agency, stressing […]

Brain Drain with No Gain?

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder at Ideas sYnergy.  Ideas sYnergy is Iraq’s first multiple bottom line advisory company committed to inclusive economic and social development through market-based solutions that help build and scale youth-driven innovative ideas for social change.   An Economist report rightly pointed out that when people in the developed countries worry about […]