Unemployment in Diyala down due to security gains and govt loans

Local officials in Diyala province say unemployment in the province has dropped to 35% due to improving security situations and government loans. There were some 120,000 unemployed people in Diyala in 2010, 70,000 of whom hold at least a diploma or BA degree. An adviser to the governor of Diyala for reconstruction and investment, Rassem […]

Local officials in Diyala province say unemployment in the province has dropped to 35% due to improving security situations and government loans.

There were some 120,000 unemployed people in Diyala in 2010, 70,000 of whom hold at least a diploma or BA degree.

An adviser to the governor of Diyala for reconstruction and investment, Rassem al-Agidi claimed that the number of unemployed have dropped from 120,000 to 80,000 in 2011, a 35% decrease from the previous year.