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Statistics relating to human development in Lebanon are in a deplorable state.It is time to shed light on this scandalous situation.The level of unemployment is, of course, important for policies, not only in the immediate field of labor, but also in the macroeconomic policies area.Official estimates of unemployment in 2016 varied between 10 percent, as given by the Central Administration of Statistics, and 25 percent as given by the labor minister. In fact, the labor minister indicated in March 2014 that unemployment had reached between 22 and 23 percent, it presumably reached 32 percent in 2015 but, due to action by his ministry, fell back to 25 percent in 2016, all this again without an unemployment survey. In April 2016, the minister declared that we have 1 million unemployed persons in the country, which, given a labor force of some 1.5 million, meant that unemployment was over 66 percent. What is needed is, first, a statistical plan that is automatically financed by the government budget.Comprehensive household surveys might not need to be carried out more than once every five years, while unemployment surveys need to be undertaken every three months at most.
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