Abdul Rahman al-Rashed on Saudi unemployment:
The problem has been caused by a number of reasons: The first is poor education that does not qualify young people for field work. The second is the tremendous increase in population that makes about 60 percent of them under the age of 30. The third reason is the government’s mismanagement of its resources and poor future planning. This is easy to prove given the fact that there are about six million foreign workers and tens of thousands of its citizens are without jobs.
Al-Rashed, at the end of article, quotes his previous self where he says that the Saudi government is lucky because they have ample resources to tackle the problem. What he doesn’t say is that they are failing to put these resources to good use. ♦