Average Outlook

Published October 18th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Although Bahrain’s economy appears vibrant, rising unemployment among the country’s youth threatens to become a serious burden. New jobs are being created, but the majority of them are awarded to expatriate workers over locals. Unless this labour imbalance is soon rectified, a growing number of unemployed youth will have the power to disrupt relative social harmony and to negate an otherwise healthy market. 

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