Author: Tiss Moshen
Date of publication: November 8, 2017
Intro: “According to the Tunisian Forum of Economic and Social Rights (FTDES), 67% of people who left Tunisia illegally in 2016, were between 20 and 30 years old and most of them were young people without a degree, unemployed, or without permanent jobs. In some parts of the interior of the country, the unemployment rate is at very high levels. In the second quarter of 2017, the unemployment rate in Tataouine (southern Tunisia) reached 32%, twice the national average. (15.7%). These figures show that the measures in favour of the creation of new jobs do not yet attract young people, the social group most likely to immigrate illegally”.
This story was produced with OPEN Media Hub support as a result of the advanced online reporting workshop in Tunisia in November, 2017.
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