US diplomat in Baghdad: Iraq’s oil provides only 10% of jobs

US diplomat in Baghdad: Iraq’s oil provides only 10% of jobs

2019/4/28 9:28

US diplomat in Baghdad - Iraqs oil provides only 10 percent of jobsBAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s oil sector “does not provide jobs,” said Deputy Head of the US Diplomatic Mission in Baghdad Kabriel Ascobar.
“A million Iraqi children are born every year and 800,000 young people join the labor force,” he said. “Unfortunately, many in Iraq feel that Oil can provide the required jobs, but it can only provide 10% of what is required. ”
“There is a need for a strong and stable private sector to develop the entire economy, which in turn can provide future opportunities for all young Iraqis entering the labor market.”

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