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CAPMAS: Unemployment rate declines %8.9 in 4th quarter of 2018

Friday، 15 February 2019 - 01:23 PM

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) has said the jobless rate declined in last quarter of 2018 to 8.9 percent of the workforce compared to 10 percent in the third quarter of the same year.

In a statement on Thursday 14/02/2019, CAPMAS said the total workforce is about 28.027 million, 5.341 million of them are female, noting that the number of unemployed persons decreased in the last quarter of 2018 to 2.492 million compared to the third quarter of the same year.

It pointed out that as far as economic activities are concerned the agricultural and fishing sectors got the highest rate of workers.

The number of those working in both sectors reached 5.469 million (about 21 percent) of the workforce, followed by traders in the wholesale and retail markets, whose number reached 3.392 million followed by construction workers whose number reached 3.275 million and those who work in the education domain whose number reached 2.165 million, the agency said.


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