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Table 2 Numbers of Unemployed, Registered Job Seekers, and Public Employment Agency Staff, Selected MENA Countries, 2009

From: A reform agenda for improving the delivery of ALMPs in the MENA region

Country Number of registered job seekers (thousands) Total number of PEA staff Number of PEA staff in contact with job seekers and employers Staff caseloadb Ratio of frontline counselors to total PEA staff (%)
Egypt, Arab Rep. 895.1 1,600 1,550 577 97
Jordan 28.0 133 63 444 47
Lebanonc 12.2 32 10 1,222 31
Morocco 517.0 547 343 1,507 63
Syrian Arab Republic 1,703.8d 397 120 14,199 30
Tunisia 281 1,271 1052 267 82
Yemen, Rep. 60
  1. Source: Angel-Urdinola et al. 2013.
  2. Note: — = not available.
  3. a. Based on latest available labor force survey data.
  4. b. Average number of registered unemployed per PEA staff person in contact with job seekers.
  5. c. Beirut only.
  6. d. Public sector only, including individuals queuing for civil service and other public sector jobs.