Last Update 17:17
Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Egypt's unemployment slightly down to 12.4 percent in Q4/2016: CAPMAS

Unemployment among men in Q4 reached 8.5 percent, while 25.3 percent of Egyptian women in the workforce are unemployed

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Feb 2017
Cairo
File photo: A man sits in a public cafe in central Cairo (Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2115
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2115

Egypt's unemployment rate slightly declined to 12.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 (Q4/2016) from 12.6 percent in the previous quarter (Q3/2016), the country's official statistics agency CAPMAS said in a statement on wednesday.

Year on year, the unemployment rate declined from the 12.77 percent registered in Q4/2015.

According to the statement, the number of unemployed Egyptians reached 3.59 million in Q4/2016 down by 49,000 from the quarter before.

The total labour force in this period increased by 0.9 percent to reach 29.1 million.

Egypt's population currently stands at 91 million.

CAPMAS stated that unemployment among men in Q4/2016 reached 8.5 percent and 25.3 percent among women.

Unemployment in the age group 15-29 amounted to 79.1 percent out of the total number of jobless in Q4/2016 down from 79.8 in Q3/2016.

According to CAPMAS, unemployment in urban areas registered 14 percent compared to 11.1 percent unemployment rate in rural areas. 

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.