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  Shvat 12, 5769 , 06/02/09

Unemployment Highest in Arab Nations

The global economic crisis has had a serious impact on Arab nations, and up to five million residents of Arab countries may soon lose their jobs, according to Al-Jazeera. The station quoted experts as saying that the Middle East and northern Africa suffer the highest rate of unemployment in the world.

Unemployment in Arab nations is roughly 14 percent, and among young men and women that number rises to 25, the station reported.

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