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Tunisia: unemployment stabilizes at 15.5% in Q3

The number of unemployed people estimated in the third quarter of 2018 stands at 642.8 thousand against 638.0 thousand unemployed in the second quarter of 2018, i.e. an unemployment rate of 15.5% in the third quarter against 15.4% in the second quarter of 2018.

This is what emerges of the quarterly survey of the INS. According to the same statement, the active population in Tunisia stood at 4145.5 thousand in the third quarter of 2018 against 4135.7 in the second quarter of 2018, i.e. an increase of about 9.8 thousand.

This population is divided into 2949.2 thousand men and 1196.3 thousand women, which represents 71.1% and 28.9% of the active population, respectively.

In the third quarter of 2018, the number of occupants stood at 3502.7 thousand against 3497.7 thousand in the second quarter of the same year, up 5.0 thousand.

This population is divided into 2579.3 thousand men and 923.4 thousand women, which represents 73.6% and 26.4% of the employed population, respectively.

The distribution of occupations by sector of activity is as follows: 51.9% in the service sector, 18.7% in the manufacturing sector, 15.2% in the non-manufacturing sector and 14.2% in the agriculture and fishing sector.

Note that these results come from a quarterly “household survey”, on a random sample.

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