Egyptian school children (Photo: Reuters)
Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) says that the number of females in Egypt reached 47.5 million compared to 50.5 million males in January 2019.
Egypt's population has reached 98 million in March 2018, according to CAPMAS statistics.
In a statement on Thursday on the occasion of International Women's Day, which is celebrated on 8 March every year, CAPMAS said females represent 20.9 percent of Egypt's labor force, while males represented 79.1 percent.
CAPMAS added that the unemployment rate for females stood at 21.4 percent, compared to 6.8 percent for males.
It added that women have managed to secure eight ministerial portfolios, representing 24 percent of the Egyptian Cabinet.
Meanwhile, the number of female judges has reached 66 out of a total of 9,694 judges.
Females account for 24.8 percent of those working in the diplomatic corps, 18 percent of national newspapers' chief editors, 12.5 percent of national newspapers' board members, and 7.7 percent of members of the National Press Authority.