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Iraqi Job Outlook Vexes U.S. Administrators

The U.S. civil administration in Iraq struggles to meet weekly payrolls for the thousands of people who work in government ministries and government-run industries. Estimates suggest up to one-third of Iraq's working population is unemployed. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.