1 May 2012

Egypt: CAPMAS - Three Million Unemployed of Total Manpower

The Number of people who are having jobs in Egypt in 2011 reached 88 percent of the total manpower while the unemployed rate reached 12 percent or 3.1 million jobless of the total manpower, according to a report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Satisfies (CAPMAS).

People who are working of manpower reached 23.346 million, the report added.

In its report issued Monday 30/04/2012 on the occasion of the May Day, CAPMAS said that the rate of contributing to the workforce reached 49 percent of the total manpower who are 15 years of age and above in the year 2011 to reach 23.346 million including 4.627 million women.

Those people who are working and receive wage represented 61.2 percent while those working for their own reached 12.3 percent.

The largest category of those unemployed is from the age of 20-24 and reached 40.2 percent of total unemployed.

Those of the age from 25-29 and are unemployed reached 22.5 percent and those of the age from 15 to 19 and are unemployed reached 9.9 percent.

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