University graduates protest amid growing unemployment

The unemployment crisis in Tunisia is hitting the country again, despite the decline in the second quarter of this year to 15.3%. It peaked last year in the third quarter at 18.4%, reports the Middle East Monitor.

Unemployment is especially high among university graduates, and there are moves to activate a law approved by the now dissolved parliament (Law No 38 of 2020) to hire the long-term unemployed. President Kais Saied has repealed the law.

The law relates to exceptional provisions for appointments in the public sector to employ those who have been unemployed for more than 10 years. It was ratified by the parliament whose powers were frozen by Saied in July 2021. Graduates are now protesting and demanding the application of Law 38. They reject Saied’s failure to activate the law.
Full report on the Middle East Monitor site