Tunisian unemployment soars amid economic crisis

Tens of thousands ofTunisianshave lost their jobs in a worsening economic crisis exacerbated by efforts to stem rising casesof novel coronavirus, a key employers’ federation has warned.”The first wave of the epidemic (March to June) resulted in the loss of 165,000 jobs,” Bechir Boujday, a member of the board of the employers’ federation UTICA, told AFP on Friday night.A decade on from a revolution that toppled the old regime, leaders are struggling to meet the expectations of the people, who complain they have seen little increase in living standards.Unemployment rose three points to 18 percen…

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