The unemployment rate remains almost stable at 17.9% (against 17.8% in the first quarter). The estimated number of unemployed in the 2nd quarter of 2021 stands at 746.400 of the total labor force, compared to 742.800 in the first quarter.
According to the National Institute of Statistics, the unemployment rate increased by 0.4 points for men and decreased by 0.2 points for women in the second quarter of 2021, reaching 15.4% and 23.6%, respectively.
Regarding employment, the overall number of employed persons dropped compared to the second quarter of 2020. It stands at 3406.9 thousand in the second quarter of 2021, against 3428.8 thousand in the first quarter of 2021, down 21,900.
This population is divided between 2,416,000 men and 990,900 women. Still according to the same source, the size of the workforce in Tunisia reached 4,153,300 thousand during the second quarter of 2021 against 4,171.600 in the first quarter of 2021, a decline of 183,000 people.
Consequently, the activity rate decreased to 47% in the second quarter of 2021, 0.5 point less than in the first quarter.
The working population is divided into 2,856,400 men and 1,296,800 women. The activity rate is estimated at 66.5% for men and 28.6% for women.