Number of Employees Falls Further in December

The number of employees fell a further 43,400 in December after declining 26,100 in November, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on February 20.

The number of employees in the private sector dropped 34,500 in December following a 19,500 decline in November. The number of public sector employees slipped 6,700, picking up from a 4,900 fall in November.  
Employment fell 0.5 pct in December compared to the same month a year earlier. Employment was down 0.9 pct in the private sector and dropped 0.4 pct in the public sector.

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