JOBS BOOST: Bahrain’s unemployment rate decreased in December 2022

BAHRAIN’S unemployment rate decreased by 7.7 per cent in 2021 to 5.4pc in December 2022, the Cabinet heard yesterday.

The session, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, was reviewing a memorandum submitted by Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan, regarding the latest developments in employment and training for 2022 within the Economic Recovery Plan.

The Cabinet highlighted the importance of the discussions held between His Majesty King Hamad and President Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during His Majesty’s visit to the UAE.

On the occasion of International Day of Education, the Cabinet congratulated Bahrain’s educational professionals, highlighting their critical role in contributing to the country’s education sector – one of many sectors under the kingdom’s comprehensive development, led by His Majesty.

The session reviewed a memorandum of the ministerial committee for social services on the latest developments in the health insurance scheme, Sehati.

The Cabinet also reviewed a memorandum submitted by Cabinet Affairs Minister Hamad Al Malki, following up on the performance of government agencies across the ‘Sijilat’, ‘Tawasul’, and ‘Benayat’ systems in 2022, which remain vital indicators of government service efficiency.

The memorandum demonstrated advanced performance levels in the ‘Tawasul’ system, where 53 government agencies received more than 179,421 submissions, inquiries, and complaints, and of which 99.3pc of cases have been addressed in the specified timeframe.

Regarding the ‘Benayat’ system, 2,309 requests were received, and none of which exceeded the time limit specified in the service level agreement.

With regards to ‘Sijilat’, there were 169,528 requests received with an compliance rate of 99pc.

The Cabinet approved a memorandum by the ministerial committee for legal and legislative affairs regarding a draft decision on the issuance of a student academic code of conduct for all educational levels across all public schools.




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