Syria

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2001: 11.2% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

17 783 086  
6 023 843  
34%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2002  

30.3%  
26.9%  
42.8%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Employment contracts are precisely regulated by law. Official approvals are required.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/03: US$ 69 (3,175 syrian pounds) for public sector


Social security contributions

Employer: N/A.

Employee: N/A.

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): The statutory workweek for administrative staff is 6 days of 6 hours each, and laborers work 6 days a week of 8 hours each.

Retirement age: N/A.

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:100 %. Belonging to a trade union is compulsory in order to be employed.

Unions: N/A.


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws


Last modified in January 2006
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