Unemployment rate constant at 15.3% in 3rd quarter of 2017 (INS) | Tunisia News Gazette

Unemployment rate constant at 15.3% in 3rd quarter of 2017 (INS)

The estimated number of the unemployed for the 3rd quarter of 2017 stands at 628,6 thousand of the total labour force, an unemployment rate of 15.3% compared to 626,1 thousand unemployed in the 2nd quarter of 2017 and a constant unemployment rate, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

The unemployment rate for the 3rd quarter of 2017 is estimated at 12.3% for men and 22.8% for women, the same source projected.

The number of unemployed graduates in tertiary education is estimated at 270,6 thousand in the 3rd quarter of 2017 and 250,6 thousand in the 2nd quarter of 2017, corresponding respectively to the unemployment rates of 30.6% and 30.3%.

The INS indicates that the working population in Tunisia stands at 4.100,8 thousand in the third quarter of 2017 and is divided into 2.919,4 thousand men and 1.181,4 thousand women, which respectively represent 71.2% and 28.8% of the working population.

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, the number of employed stood at 3.472,2 thousand divided into 2.560,2 thousand men and 912,0 thousand women. Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017, the number of employed is 3.458,1 thousand, recording an increase of 14,1 thousand.

The employed distribution by sector of activity is as follows: 52.3% in the service sector, 18.3% in the manufacturing sector, 15.2% in the non-manufacturing sector and 14.3% in the agriculture and fisheries sector.

Source: TAP News Agency

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