Jobless rate in Iraq reduced to 20% from 38%, says ministry

By Shaymaa Adel Azzaman, January 23, 2013 There has been a slash in unemployment rates in Iraq but little change in poverty levels, the Ministry of Planning says. “Unemployment rate fell to 20% in 2012 from 38% in 2004,” said Abdulzahra al-Hindawi, the ministry’s spokesperson. However, he added, the country still faced high poverty levels(…)