Tunisia:  “Monsieur Energie” program will create 25,000 jobs

 ELECTRICITYThe Trustee Council of Tunisia in collaboration with the National Agency for employment and self-employment prepares the realization of an energy program that will generate about 25,000 jobs. This announcement was made by Seifallah Ben Mansour, secretary general of the council.

Titled “Monsieur Energie”, this energy saving initiative will monitor energy equipment in public institutions to ration their consumption and reduce energy costs. It will be launched this Monday at Carthage Palace before its generalization to other public and private entities in the country.

The cost of 25,000 employees hired under this program will be covered by the savings from its implementation. These savings will add to the $ 14 million that the country will set aside through the development of various power generation projects based on renewable energy.

Note that in Tunisia, the unemployment rate recorded during the first quarter of 2014, had a slight decrease of 0.1%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 from 15.3% to 15.2%, according to results from the National Survey Population and employment revealed by the National Statistics Institute (INS). Thus, the number of unemployed people has amounted to 605800 of the total active population, estimated at 3,998,300.

Job creation is estimated at 23,800 jobs during the first quarter of 2014 compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 in the first quarter of 2014, the number of workers was estimated at 3.392.5 thousand which is divided into 2,515 men and 877,500 women. Comparing these figures with those of the fourth quarter 2014, net job creation in men amounted to 9,400 jobs against 14,400 jobs for women. Thus, the unemployment rate is estimated at 12.7% for men and 21.5% among women, against 12.8% and 21.9% in the fourth quarter of 2013. The number of unemployed graduates of higher education is estimated at 241,300 in the first quarter of 2014, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 31.4%, against 31.9% in the fourth quarter of 2013. This rate is divided into 21.2% for men and 40.8% for women.

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