Libya’s unemployment stats are inaccurate says Labour Minister

By Sami Zaptia.

Libya’s Minister of Labour Alabed says the country’s unemployment figures are inaccurate because of the previous political split (Logo: Ministry of Labour).

London, 19 July 2021:

Libya’s Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation, Ali Al-Abed, said his Ministry is working to accurately account for unemployment rates in Libya after unifying the systems in the country.

He said the unemployment figures and percentages in Libya are inaccurate and contradictory. This is as a result of the previous political division, he explained to the government information site Hakomitna.


Libya’s unemployed 390,000 or 15 percent of workforce: Ministry of Labour | (

Most of Libya’s 129,000 registered jobseekers hold a university degree: Ministry of Labour | (

Labour Ministry to launch new website to ease job searches | (

Libya has 2.3 million state-sector workers: Labour Ministry | (

118,000 Libyans officially looking for work: Ministry of Labour | (

Unemployment at 15%: government official | (



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