Egypt

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2000: 9.0% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

68 737 872  
27 491 026  
40%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2002  

27.5%  
20.6%  
51.9%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/03: US$ 81 (176 egyptian pounds)

Average wage for a wage earner in the manufacturing industry in 2003: 150 pounds by  week (ILO data)

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 36 hours


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Ministry of Manpower and Emigration


Last modified in January 2006
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