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Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi stressed Friday that his ministry will not bend the rules to let foreigners get preferential treatment in the Lebanese job market.According to Lebanon's official Central Administration of Statistics, the unemployment rate stood at 10 percent in 2012; it's thought that youth unemployment is much higher, but good data is notoriously hard to come by.Azzi said he believed that one of the ways to create more jobs in Lebanon was by achieving GDP growth. Unemployment is a growing problem among Lebanon's youth".He added that recent analysis carried out by USAID on the Lebanese job market revealed that a key contributor to the high unemployment rate is a mismatch in the skills of prospective workers and employer's needs. In just over four months, the portal posted more than 1,900 job opportunities and registered about 400 employers and more than 3,500 job applicants, according to the ambassador.
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