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Senegal-LABOUR MARKET

Labour market indicators


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


Working population:

Year Total Population Working population Activity rate
2004
10 454 896  
4 670 411  
45%  
Source: World Bank


Employment by sector:

Year
Agriculture
Industry
Services
1990  
76.7%  
7.5%  
15.8%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data


Employment contracts


Employment contracts are regulated by law. Collective agreements and individual negotiations complement it.


Salaries


National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/03 : US$ 0.37 (223.7 CFA francs) by hour


Social security contributions


Employer: 15 %.

Employee: 20 %.



Number of hours



Legal definition of full time work (per week): beetween 40 and 48 hours


Retirement age:


55


Unions


Average rate of union membership: 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


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