With more than 1.2 million Tunisians living abroad in 2012 out of a total population of 11 million, Tunisia is, and has long been, a prime emigration country in the Mediterranean region. Dating to the country’s independence in 1956, Tunisian emigration has been heavily dominated by labor migration to Western Europe, especially to the former … Continue reading
How can the transitional government begin to address youth unemployment in light of low growth? In the two decades prior to the 2011 uprising, Tunisia has grown at a steady rate, but the economy failed to produce jobs. Unemployment increased in 2011 to over 18 percent and remains high at around 17 percent. There are … Continue reading
Tunisia’s “Arab Spring” revolution, born out of economic despair, is failing to deliver the jobs and opportunities of a better life that its people long for, and had once expected Continue reading
Across the region, economic growth has fallen since 2011. In Egypt, Syria and Tunisia, and to a lesser extent, Lebanon, it happened mainly as a result of political instability. Since young people occupied Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt’s economy, the region’s largest, has shrunk by 7% and exports have fallen by around 40%, while the … Continue reading
Tunisia and Germany, Friday, signed a joint declaration of intent on the employability of graduates of vocational training centres. No details ware available for the moment. Source: via Tunisia, Germany sign joint declaration of intent on employability.
Public discontent over the issue of unemployment appears to be growing despite the efforts of the interim government to address the deteriorating job situation in Tunisia. According to a poll released by SIGMA Conseil, 61.5 % of Tunisians are dissatisfied with the employment policy of the government and 56% of Tunisians are dissatisfied with the policy … Continue reading
The world’s highest youth jobless rate left the Middle East vulnerable to the uprisings that ousted Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and three other leaders in the past year. It has got worse since then. About 1 million Egyptians lost their jobs in 2011 as the economy shrank for the first time in decades. Unemployment in Tunisia, … Continue reading