Arab Labor Organization: 64% of the total workforce in the region work in the unorganized sector

She said Arab Labor OrganizationDespite the challenges of the unorganized sector, its poor working conditions and low salaries, this did not prevent a large number of Arab workers from heading to this sector, for several reasons, the most important of which is: forced engagement with the motive of providing livelihood resources to maintain survival, as indicated by Studies indicate that the unorganized sector includes about 64% of the total Arab workforce, while business owners resort to this sector because they do not want to be subject to complex and restrictive administrative and procedural arrangements.

The organization added, in its report, on the sidelines of the 50th session of the Arab Labor Conference, that informal labor is expected to increase in the absence of successful policies to deal with this regard, and in line with political and economic instability, and it is important to point out that the high levels of economic activities are not Regulation in general means weak outcomes of the development process, low per capita income, high levels of poverty, and increased income inequality, in addition to reducing the state’s ability to mobilize the fiscal resources necessary to strengthen the national economy.

She pointed out that small projects contribute to creating new job opportunities, increasing total production and raising the rate of economic growth, and these projects are considered an effective tool in reducing unemployment, especially with the low cost of job creation compared to large projects. However, in the Arab region, small enterprises record the lowest A level of total productivity of production factors, and it faces a set of challenges that hinder its contribution to generating job opportunities, especially the lack of an appropriate environment for it, in addition to the weak ability and desire of unemployed youth to take initiative and create projects.

Leave a Comment