Egypt Unemployment Rate  1993-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Egypt's unemployment rate fell to 12.5 percent in the second quarter of 2016 compared to 12.7 percent in the previous three month period .The number of unemployed stood at 3.6 million, down 61,000 from a quarter earlier and the size of the workforce rose 2.9 percent year on year to 25 million. Unemployment Rate in Egypt averaged 10.83 percent from 1993 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 13.40 percent in the third quarter of 2013 and a record low of 8.10 percent in the second quarter of 1999. Unemployment Rate in Egypt is reported by the CAPMAS, Egypt.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.50 12.70 13.40 8.10 1993 - 2016 percent Quarterly
In Egypt, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Egypt Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Egypt Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-18 02:00 PM Q4 12.77% 12.8% 13.1%
2016-05-15 04:00 PM Q1 12.7% 12.8% 12.9%
2016-08-15 01:00 PM Q2 12.5% 12.7%

Egypt Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.50 12.70 13.40 8.10 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 3560.00 3621.00 3695.00 2022.00 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 1200.00 1200.00 1200.00 700.00 EGP/Month [+]
Population 83.40 82.06 83.40 27.90 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 7370.00 7070.00 7370.00 7070.00 EGP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 2020.00 1950.00 2030.00 1950.00 EGP/Month [+]
Employed Persons 24971.00 24818.00 24971.00 18284.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 3950.00 3670.00 3950.00 2170.00 EGP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1440.00 1390.00 1730.00 1300.00 EGP/Month [+]




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