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Unrest in Iraq – the Risk of Contagion

With unrest in several Arab cities, many in the region are worried about the risk of contagion. The latest flashpoints are Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan and Algeria; but is Iraq vulnerable as well? The people certainly have a lot to complain about. Electricity The heat and increased use of air conditioning put a major strain […]

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?], […]

COSIT: Unemployment and Poverty Drop in Iraq

Poverty and unemployment levels have fallen noticeably in Iraq during the recent few years, the Central Organization for Statistics and Information Technology (COSIT) said in a report on Sunday. “Covering all Iraqi provinces, a 2008 survey that has been conducted in accordance with recommendations from the International Labor Organization (ILO) has shown that unemployment rates […]