Unemployment involves hardship for those who are seeking but cannot find work and can be signal of a national economic recession. While unemployment numbers have improved as the economy slowly recovers from the recession, many are still out of work. Brookings experts examine what unemployment numbers mean for the state of the economy, and discuss the role the government should play in helping the unemployed get back to work.
Reuters/Muhammad Hamed - Women take part in a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman, held by the Islamic Action Front and other opposition parties to call for an end to Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip, July 18, 2014.
Lifting the Barriers for Economic Progress of Women in Jordan
September 15, 2014, Mayyada Abu Jaber
Despite increased employment opportunities for youth in Jordan, gender economic integration remains a challenge. Mayyada Abu Jaber discusses her forthcoming research on steps to lift the barriers for economic progress of women in Jordan, including increased focus on education.
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