Egyptian jobless rate declines to 8.1pc in Q1

17 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

CAIRO: Egypt's unemployment rate recorded 8.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019, down 2.5 percent from the same period in 2018, official statistics agency said Wednesday.

The rate also shows a decline of 0.8 percent in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2018, said Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in a report, reports Xinhua.

The number of the workforce reached 27.97 million, including 22.93 million men, the report added.

The number of jobless people stood at 2.27 million, 8.1 percent of the total workforce, according to CAPMAS.