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اشكالية البطالة فى دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي
[Unemployment and job creation in the GCC countries]

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  • Elasrag, Hussein

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The aim of this paper is to study unemployment and job creation in the GCC countries. Population growth rates in all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are at 3% or more, with large numbers of expatriates – in some states, such as the UAE and Qatar, outnumbering locals – creating a disproportionately young population across the GCC. Unaddressed, unemployment could reach 40% for youths aged between 20 and 24, and higher for women. Creating appropriate job opportunities for nationals, and reducing current unemployment, is a critical focus of GCC governments.

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  • Elasrag, Hussein, 2014. "اشكالية البطالة فى دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي
    [Unemployment and job creation in the GCC countries]
    ," MPRA Paper 54600, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:54600
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    Keywords

    unemployment ; job creation ; GCC countries; Population growth rates;

    JEL classification:

    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings

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