Ministry of the Interior announced the curfew in effect throughout Tunisia would be eased by two hours. At the Prime Minister's Kasbah office Essid met with representatives from the four parties of the government's ruling coalition. Nidaa Tounes sent a delegation which included Ridha Belhaj, Khemaies Ksila and Hafedh Caied Essebsi. President of Ennahdha movement Rached Ghannouchi, the President of Ennahda. Slim Riahi, President of the Free Patriotic Union (UPL) and Riadh Mouakher and Mohamed Louzir of Afek Tounes. Essid then received Popular Front, which has been vocally active in the protests butis not in the ruling coalition, members Hamma Hammami, Zied Lakhdar, Zouhair Hamdi and Nizar Amami. In statement from the office of the Prime Minister said “These meetings were an occasion for the Prime Minister to listen to the opinions and proposals expressed by these parties on current files and means to boost the pace of development and employment notably in the regions targeted by positive discrimination"Other than calls for 'dialogue' on the economic situation there were few details of the discussions.The Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment cites Tunisia’s overall unemployment rate for 2014 as 15% against a rate of 15.3% in 2013, and 16.7% in 2012. Youth unemployment stands in excess of 30% nationally and higher in certain regions, particularly the interior governorates of Sidi Bouzid and Kasserine.