The unemployment rate in Egypt fell to 7.5 percent in the second quarter of 2019 compared to 9.9 percent in the same period a year earlier and 8.1 percent in the previous quarter. This is the lowest jobless rate since comparable series began in 2003, as the number of unemployed persons declined sharply by 781 thousand to 2.09 million while employed rose by 1,909 thousand to 28.1 million. Unemployment Rate in Egypt averaged 10.79 percent from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 13.40 percent in the third quarter of 2013 and a record low of 7.50 percent in the second quarter of 2019.

Unemployment Rate in Egypt is expected to be 9.20 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 6.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Egypt Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-20 09:40 AM Unemployment Rate Q3 10% 9.9% 9.5%
2019-02-06 11:30 AM Unemployment Rate Q4 8.9% 10% 9.10%
2019-05-15 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate Q1 8.1% 8.9% 8.9%
2019-08-16 11:05 AM Unemployment Rate Q2 7.5% 8.1% 7.8%
2019-11-20 09:40 AM Unemployment Rate Q3 7.5% 9.2%


Egypt Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.50 8.10 13.40 7.50 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2094.00 2267.00 3695.00 2022.00 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 1200.00 1200.00 1200.00 35.00 EGP/Month [+]
Population 98.00 96.20 98.00 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 28070.00 25701.00 28070.00 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.50 8.10 13.40 7.50 1993 - 2019 percent Quarterly




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South Africa 29.00 Jun/19
Spain 14.02 Jun/19
Turkey 12.80 May/19
Brazil 11.80 Jul/19
Argentina 10.10 Mar/19
Italy 9.90 Jul/19
France 8.50 Jun/19
Euro Area 7.50 Jul/19
India 6.00 Dec/18
Canada 5.70 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia 5.70 Mar/19
Australia 5.20 Jul/19
Indonesia 5.01 Mar/19
Russia 4.50 Jul/19
United Kingdom 3.80 Jul/19
Mexico 3.70 Jul/19
United States 3.70 Aug/19
China 3.61 Jun/19
Netherlands 3.40 Jul/19
South Korea 3.10 Aug/19
Germany 3.00 Jul/19
Japan 2.20 Jul/19
Singapore 2.20 Jun/19
Switzerland 2.10 Aug/19


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