Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend S.Babayeva / The unemployment ratio in Azerbaijan lowered from 10.7% to 6.7%, according to the Azerbaijani Labor and Social Security Ministry.
"Economic growth rate in Azerbaijan allowed to increase living standards of population and to open new jobs," Anar Badalbeyli, the head of the employment department said.
Approximately, 41,831 people appealed to the employment bodies and 29,274 of them found jobs. This is more by 2,424 people or 8.3% as compared to 2006.
Moreover, 3,690 people got a status of unemployed, 4,494 people were given unemployed benefit, 2,571 people were sent to courses and 1,727 people to paid public work.
Besides 57 fairs were held in 55 cities and districts of Azerbaijan, where 5,945 people were provided with jobs.
Over 11 months 2007 nearly 3,664 people, including 1,617 women, got appointment for temporary jobs at labor fares in Baku, Sumgait, Ganja, Mingachavir and Nakhchivan.