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Unemployment rate drops

MANAMA: The unemployment rate in Bahrain dropped to 3.8 per cent, the lowest level following the launch of the National Employment Programme and holding of specialised career expos by the Labour and Social Development Ministry.

Since its inception, the National Employment Programme has provided jobs to more than 1,800 people every month, Labour Ministry under-secretary Sabah Al Dossari said yesterday.

He said unemployment rates dropped from 4pc to 3.8pc in just a few months and the ministry is now considering programmes to accommodate about 7,000 university graduates.



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