Lebanon

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in n.c.: n.c. (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

4 553 928  
1 732 314  
38%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

1990  

7.3%  
31.0%  
61.8%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Employment contracts are regulated by law. Individual negotiations complement it.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/03: U$ 200 (300,000 lebanese pounds)


Social security contributions

Employer: 27 %.

Employee: 3 %.

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 48 hours

Retirement age: 60 for women and 64 for men.

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:42 %.

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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