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Roots of the Crisis (labor force market)

A relatively low unemployment rate (8%) hiding a dramatic decrease in labor force participation rates as the Syrian economy created only 400 thousand job opportunities during the last decade that reduced LFP rate from 47% in 2001 to 39% in 2010 which reflected the fact that economic growth in Syria was not inclusive. In addition to lack of decent jobs particularly in informal private sector, and to the non increasing real wages between 2005 and 2010.



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