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Work conditions in Tunisia

The Active Population in Figures

201820192020
Labour Force 4,086,7644,115,3024,107,933

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 
201720182019
Total activity rate 51.56%51.53%51.53%
Men activity rate 75.34%75.37%75.48%
Women activity rate 28.36%28.24%28.09%

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 
Employed Persons, by Occupation (% of Total Labour Force) 2014
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 19.6%
Manufacturing 19.0%
Agriculture, hunting and forestry 14.8%
Construction 13.3%
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods 13.1%
Transport, storage and communications 5.8%
Real estate, renting and business activities 4.5%
Hotels and restaurants 3.6%
Mining and quarrying 1.2%
Financial intermediation 0.8%
 

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
40 hours or 48 hours according to the regime.
Retirement Age
60
Working Contracts
Legal measures govern work contracts; collective agreements and individual negotiation complete them. The formality of work contracts is extremely rigid. The constraints of dismissal and hiring conditions are rather flexible.
Labour Laws
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the labor regulations that apply to local entreprises.

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Cost of Labour

Minimum Wage
In 2022, it was equal to TND 429.312 per month for 48 hours worked per week for non-agricultural workers (TND 365.732 in case of 40 weekly hours of work); and to TND 16.512 per day for agricultural workers according to the data from the National Institute of Statistics (lastest available data).
Average Wage
The ILO does not publish data on the average wage in Tunisia.
In 2020, according to different private surveys, the average monthly salary was estimated at TND 914 (for non-agricultural services).
Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: The social security contributions rate for employers is 16.57%.
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: Total of 9.18%:
- Old age, invalidity, survivors: 4.73%;
- Sickness, maternity: 3.16%;
- Family benefits: 0.88%;
- Other services: AT/MP, PST, FSE: 0.38%.

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