Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan attends a conference in Beirut, Friday, June 6, 2014. (The Daily Star/Justin Salhani)
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A staggering 35 percent of Lebanon's youth are currently unemployed, the Lebanese industry minister told a crowd at a seminar in Beirut Friday.The 35 percent unemployment among Lebanese youths confirms the World Bank's concern that the recession, political impasse and presence of over 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon have exacerbated the economic problems in the country.The seminar featured two panels aimed at finding ways to drive innovation and creativity in which panelists critiqued and offered solutions to help Lebanon spur on its industry. The seminar was based on a 2012-13 survey conducted by CNRS on the industry sector and sampled 478 Lebanese enterprises, most of which were small- or medium-sized firms.According to Hajj Hasan, 75 representatives of Lebanon's industry sector were invited to the seminar but few were in attendance.
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