Unemployment reduces 3.4 percent in Azerbaijan from early 2009
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 20 / Trend N. Ismayilova /
As of October 1, there were 42,952 unemployed people, including 44.6 percent - women in Azerbaijan, the State Statistical Committee reported on October 20. The number of unemployed reduced 3.4 percent within January-September. Three unemployed claim for one vacancy in the country.
During the reported period, the economically active people in Azerbaijan made up 4,329 including 1,377,800 people as hired workers in January-August.
Of the hired employees involved in the production spheres: 12.2 percent in industry, 4.9 percent in construction, 2.8 percent in agriculture, forestry and fishing, 25.5 percent in education, 19.6 percent in wholesale and retail trade, repair of automobiles, home wares and personal things, 10.1 percent in health and social services, 6.8 percent in transport and communications, 6.3 percent in communal, social and personal services, 5 percent in operations with real estate and rent, 4.2 percent in state government and defense, and 2.6 percent in other spheres.
In January to August, a total of 5,000 foreign workers were registered at the enterprises and organizations of the country. Of them, 1,400 were involved in industry, 1,600 in construction, 700 in operations with real estate and rent, 600 in wholesale and retail trade, 400 in education and 300 in other fields
Average unemployment benefit is 173 manat.
On October 20, the exchange rate is 0.8029 manat to $1.
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