North Africa Employment Trends 2012 - An Interview with Dorothea Schmidt
ILO TV interviews Dorothea Schmidt, a Senior ILO Employment Specialist based in Cairo, about rising unemployment across North Africa and the impact it is having in particular on young people and women. Based on findings from the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report, she also discusses the lack of productive growth in North Africa and the need for further development of labour market institutions such as public employment services. Despite short-term negative effects on North African economies, Ms. Schmidt describes the ILO's hope that the Arab Spring of 2011 will have a positive impact on labour markets in the long-term.
24 January 2012
Tags: employment, youth employment, employment services, labour market, labour policy, unemployment, investment, Maghreb
Regions and countries covered:
Global, Tunisia, Egypt