Arab States Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2024: Promoting social justice through a just transition

While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, the ILO report finds.

The region's unemployment rate is expected to remain high at 9.8 per cent in 2024, above pre-pandemic levels, reflecting various factors that affect the region's labour markets such as segmentation, political instability, conflict, economic crises, a weak private sector and demographic pressures.