Iraq protests: Thousands of graduates demand jobs from government

Government says not enough done to tackle Iraq's jobless rate and investment climate affected by decades of war.

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    Thousands of university graduates in oil-rich Iraq are protesting outside government ministries in Baghdad, demanding jobs.

    Unemployment for young adults stands at 22 percent and the government admits it has not planned for the large numbers of students coming into the job market every year.

    Years of conflict have hollowed out the country's economy.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Baghdad.


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