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percent male, government control, largest proportion, skilled workers, services sector

Egypt’s labor force of 24.4 million is 70 percent male and 30 percent female. The largest proportion of the labor force works in agriculture or fishing, which employ 30 percent of all workers. The services sector employs 48 percent, and industry (including manufacturing and construction) employs the remaining 22 percent. There are few skilled workers, since training is usually rudimentary and one-third of the adult population is illiterate. Workers in the state sector are represented by the Egyptian Trade Union Federation, which was established by the regime in 1961 and remains under government control.



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