Tag Archives | Unemployment

Iraq Labour Survey: Key Stats and Download

Earlier this week, Iraq's Ministry of Planning, the Central Statistical Organization (CSO), together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a national Labour Force Survey, the first of its kind to be conducted in Iraq in the last decade. They have now provided a link to the report, which can be downloaded here. Some key […]

Iraq's First national Labour Force Survey in a decade

Iraq's Ministry of Planning, the Central Statistical Organization (CSO), together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) have launched a national Labour Force Survey, the first of its kind to be conducted in Iraq in the last decade. The survey presents estimates at the national, governorate, urban and rural levels and covers a broad array of […]

Germany gives another $22m to Boost Employment in Iraq

Germany Increases Support to Boost Employment Opportunities in Iraq with New EUR 18m Contribution Germany and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have today signed a EUR 18.29 million agreement (US$ 21.78 million) to boost employment and economic opportunities for vulnerable communities in Iraq. The generous contribution is the second provided to the Building Resilience […]

Kurdistan's Unemployed Youth Blame Govt

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan's unemployed youth blame the government Jobless youth in the Kurdistan Region blame the government for their situation as unemployment and poverty have increased under an economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. Click here […]

Iraqi PM's Job Development Office: Best Chance to Reduce Unemployment

By Dr. Layth Mahdi. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Prime Minister's Job Development Office: Best Chance for Reducing Unemployment and Poverty Iraq economy has suffered for the past 18 years due to continued violence, economic mismanagement, flawed policies and the absence […]

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, […]