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Arab countries ranked by youth unemployment

Figures showed a worrying 9 percent increase in youth unemployment compared to the results of the previous year.

Last year, the results of the ninth ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey showed that more than half of the Arab youth in the region believe that their biggest concern about the future is the fear of unemployment.

At the time, 51 percent of young Arabs, male and female between the ages of 18-24, expressed their worries that they might not be able to either keep their current jobs or find new positions, as they complained about the job market in their relevant Arab countries.

Furthermore, figures showed a worrying 9 percent increase in unemployment compared to the results of the previous year.

Let’s take a look below at the youth unemployment rate for countries across the Middle East, ranked from lowest to highest.

1. Qatar

1.5 percent of the Arab youth in Qatar is unemployed.

2. United Arab Emirates

10 percent of the Arab youth in the UAE is unemployed.

3. Bahrain

14 percent of the Arab youth in Bahrain is unemployed.

4. Oman

18.8 percent of the Arab youth in Oman is unemployed.

5. Kuwait

19.4 percent of the Arab youth in Kuwait is unemployed.

6. Algeria

20 percent of the Arab youth in Algeria is unemployed.

7. Lebanon

21 percent of the Arab youth in Lebanon is unemployed.

8. Morocco

21 percent of the Arab youth in Morocco is unemployed.

9. Jordan

29 percent of the Arab youth in Jordan is unemployed.

10. Yemen

30 percent of the Arab youth in Yemen is unemployed.

11. Tunisia

32 percent of the Arab youth in Tunisia is unemployed.

12. Saudi Arabia

33.5 percent of the Arab youth in Saudi Arabia is unemployed.

13. Iraq

35 percent of the Arab youth in Iraq is unemployed.

14. Egypt

42 percent of the Arab youth in Egypt is unemployed.

15. Palestine

43 percent of the Arab youth in Palestine is unemployed.

16. Libya

49 percent of the Arab youth in Libya is unemployed.

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