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Tunisia: 70% of state revenues go to public employee wages

“The pay roll has increased 100% in 6 years, from 2010 to 2016, while GDP grew by only 55%, which is a big structural problem in terms of adjustment policy, Taoufik Rajhi, Minister Adviser in charge of the Presidency of the Council of Economic Analysis and monitoring of major reforms, said at a meeting held last week-end in Gammarth on “the draft finance law 2017.

He further assured at the meeting organized by the Ennahda movement that 100% of the resources from tax revenues are used to pay salaries. 70% of state resources for the year 2016 are absorbed by wages against 53% in 2010.

Rajhi said payroll will reach 15.3% of GDP next year, which is huge for a country that does not create wealth and growth, according to him.


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