The unemployment rate in Egypt rose to 10 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 9.9 percent in the previous period. Unemployment Rate in Egypt averaged 10.90 percent from 1993 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 13.40 percent in the third quarter of 2013 and a record low of 8.10 percent in the second quarter of 1999.

Unemployment Rate in Egypt is expected to be 9.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Egypt to stand at 7.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Egypt Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 7.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-16 03:30 PM Unemployment Rate 11.30% 11.90% 11.8%
2018-05-15 02:20 PM Unemployment Rate 10.60% 11.30% 11.1%
2018-08-16 04:15 PM Unemployment Rate 9.9% 10.6%
2018-11-20 09:40 AM Unemployment Rate 10% 9.9% 9.5%
2019-02-15 03:30 PM Unemployment Rate 9.1%
2019-05-15 02:20 PM Unemployment Rate 9.1%
2019-08-16 04:15 PM Unemployment Rate 8.5%


Egypt Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.00 9.90 13.40 8.10 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2875.00 3094.00 3695.00 2022.00 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 1200.00 1200.00 1200.00 35.00 EGP/Month [+]
Population 96.20 94.20 96.20 27.00 Million [+]
Wages High Skilled 3640.00 1700.00 3640.00 1700.00 EGP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2200.00 1270.00 2200.00 1270.00 EGP/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2710.00 2460.00 2710.00 2460.00 EGP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1150.00 990.00 1150.00 990.00 EGP/Month [+]
Employed Persons 26295.00 26161.00 26295.00 18284.00 Thousand [+]


Egypt Unemployment Rate

In Egypt, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Egypt Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Egypt Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.00 9.90 13.40 8.10 1993 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 27.50 Sep/18
Spain 14.55 Sep/18
Brazil 11.70 Oct/18
Turkey 11.10 Aug/18
Italy 10.60 Oct/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Sep/18
Euro Area 8.10 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.60 Nov/18
Indonesia 5.34 Sep/18
Australia 5.00 Oct/18
Russia 4.70 Oct/18
United Kingdom 4.10 Oct/18
China 3.82 Sep/18
South Korea 3.80 Nov/18
Netherlands 3.70 Oct/18
United States 3.70 Nov/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.30 Oct/18
Mexico 3.20 Oct/18
Switzerland 2.50 Nov/18
Japan 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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