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Jobs for Shared Prosperity - Time for Action in MENA

World Development Report 2013: Jobs


The Arab Spring, and its call for jobs and dignity, offers opportunities to adopt a new development model that benefits all its citizens. This report offers a formula for seizing those opportunities.
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of MENA’s working age population is unemployed or inactive.

3 out of 4

working age women in MENA do not participate to the labor force, which constitutes 80-90% of the inactive population.

1 of every 4

of MENA’s 15-25 years old is unemployed. This is the highest youth unemployment rate in the world.

1 out of 3

young (15-24 years old) primary school education degree holders in MENA are jobless (neither in school nor at work).

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