Tunisia: unemployment rate stands at 15.3% in Q1

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    The estimated number of unemployed for the first quarter of 2017 is 625,600 of the total labor force (4,077,100 people), i.e. an unemployment rate of 15.3%, compared with 632,500 unemployed for the fourth quarter of 2016 and an unemployment rate of 15.5%, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on Monday.

    For the first quarter of 2017, the unemployment rate is estimated at 12.4% for men and 22.7% for women.

    The number of unemployed graduates in tertiary education is estimated at 259,600 in the first quarter of 2017 and 262,400 in the fourth quarter of 2016, corresponding respectively to unemployment rates of 31.2% and 31.6%.

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