Ethiopian Business Review

Urban unemployment is a critical socio economic problem facing developing countries like Ethiopia. Although it has declined over the last five survey periods, it is still a threat to the national economy since unemployment is concentrated among relatively well-educated first time job seekers who come from the middle class.  The overall urban unemployment rate in Ethiopia declined from 21.3 Pct in 2008 to 20.4 Pct in 2009 and reached 18.9 Pct in 2010. The rate further declined to 18.0 Pct and 17.5Pct in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

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The current national production of sugar in tons, that surpassed the estimated local demand by 48,000 tons according to the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation. This increase of sugar production came as the result of the expansion projects carried out on existing sugar factories during the previous year. The expansion has been undertaken in Wonji Shoa, Fincha, Metehara and Tendaho sugar factories.

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Saudi Arabia’s decision to deport Ethiopian migrant workers without proper travel documentations and the way their police and thugs threat them in the process has broken an outrageous hue and cry among Ethiopians. The issue was a hot issue for weeks by major media including the social Medias. What made the unpleasant incident more despicable is that the two countries economic and trade ties are in the ever strongest forms. 

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