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Ahram Online: Egypt's unemployment slightly down to 12.4 percent in Q4/2016

Unemployment among men in Q4 reached 8.5 percent, while 25.3 percent of Egyptian women in the workforce are unemployed.
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Egypt's unemployment rate slightly declined to 12.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 (Q4/2016) from 12.6 percent in the previous quarter (Q3/2016), the country's official statistics agency CAPMAS said in a statement on wednesday.
Year on year, the unemployment rate declined from the 12.77 percent registered in Q4/2015.

According to the statement, the number of unemployed Egyptians reached 3.59 million in Q4/2016 down by 49,000 from the quarter before.

The total labour force in this period increased by 0.9 percent to reach 29.1 million.

Egypt's population currently stands at 91 million.