August 8, 2019 / 12:14 PM / a month ago

CORRECTED-Egypt's unemployment rate falls to 7.5% in Q2 2019

(Corrects sourcing to cabinet, not Ministry of Planning)

CAIRO, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Egypt’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5% in the second quarter of 2019, down from 8.1% in the first quarter, a statement from the cabinet said Thursday.

Unemployment stood at 9.9% in the same period of 2018. (Reporting by Momen Atallah, writing by Nafisa Eltahir Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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