Baghdad / follow-up JD / .. Iraqi government began deportation of foreign workers in a step shy of reducing unemployment plaguing the country, which amounted, according to the Iraqi government to 33 percent.
The newspaper said the Economic Vision UAE seen by / JD /: the Ministry of Labour Iraqi decided earlier, the expulsion of labor Bengali from Iraq because it is the ministry said labor is skilled or need, as well as they entered Iraq illegally to work with companies that provide services to U.S. forces.
The company that deals with the American forces had contracted with thousands of Asian workers, mainly from Bangladesh, to work in the American bases but began to abandon them, while reducing its activity with the American forces until they came to work for the Iraqi citizens.
And employment as well as Bengali, there is workers of different nationalities, especially from India and the Philippines working mostly in construction and reconstruction, which is building residential complexes and extending roads and bridges in Tikrit and surrounding areas.
Revealed Ali Shukri and the Iraqi Minister of Planning said in a statement earlier, that the rate of unemployment in Iraq up to 33 percent, and therefore can not eliminate unemployment only through the private sector and investment. He noted that thanks to the government sector in the case of inflation, bringing the total number of staff six million employees in a country with a population exceeding 30 million.
He pointed out that unemployment in Iraq is divided into two types, first is the real unemployment of up to 11 percent, the second it is a different kind of unemployment for those who do not have a steady job and up to 22 percent. He pointed out that there is no end to unemployment in Iraq, but through the activation of the private sector and public sector investment, because in the case of inflation.
The economist said the morning of Ishmael: the form of the former Iraq a magnet for migrant workers to various countries, in different time stages, and with the start of the development plan the explosive in the mid-seventies of the last century a delegation to Iraq hundreds of thousands of workers from various Asian countries and foreign nationals and Arab.
But this labor it soon left Iraq with the start of the Iran-Iraq war in 1980 and the financial budgets diverted to fuel the war, which lasted for eight years. Ismail said that the most prominent point is the subject of foreign workers remains are those of millions of Egyptians who made up nearly 90 percent of employment in Iraq over the years of war with Iran. He pointed out that such employment is also left with the start of economic sanctions on Iraq in the nineties of the last century, leaving them only limited numbers of those who insisted on staying here for different reasons.