REGIONAL

MENA Youth Unemployment Chronic-ILO

The MENA region is setting the wrong sort of employment records: youth unemployment is the world’s highest, and female participation the lowest.

The UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO), in its World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2015, released 20 January, says the Middle East and North Africa have the highest unemployment rates of any global region.

The rate for North Africa was 12.5% for 2014, and that for the...