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Roots of the Crisis (economic growth_2)

The weak contribution of real sectors such as agriculture and industry in the economic growth between 2001 and 2010. Whereas, wholesale and retail trade and government services were the main drivers of growth.  

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Roots of the Crisis

The structural economic, social, and institutional distortions led for Syria to relative decrease in GDP per capita and Human Development Index comparing to a number of Arab countries in addition to Turkey and Malaysia. This has reflected in a frustration among Syrians and particularly among youth.  

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Roots of the Crisis (labor force market)

A relatively low unemployment rate (8%) hiding a dramatic decrease in labor force participation rates as the Syrian economy created only 400 thousand job opportunities during the last decade that reduced LFP rate from 47% in 2001 to 39% in 2010 which reflected the fact that economic growth in Syria ...

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