Unemployment decreased by 5 percent in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 17. / Trend N. Ismayilova /
As of Nov. 1, there were 42 unemployed people, including 44.4 percent - women in Azerbaijan, the State Statistical Committee reported. During the report period, the number of unemployed was by 5.13 percent. Four unemployed claim for one vacancy in the country.
During the reported period, the economically active people in Azerbaijan made up 4,330 including 1375,400 people as hired workers.
Of the hired employees involved in the production spheres: 12.1 percent in industry, 4.9 percent in construction, 2.8 percent in agriculture, forestry and fishing, 25.5 percent in education, 19.7 percent in wholesale and retail trade, repair of automobiles, home wares and personal things, 10.2 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, 4.1 percent in state government and defense, and 2.6 percent in other spheres.
In January to September, 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, 1,500 in construction, 700 in operations with real estate and rent, 500 in wholesale and retail trade, 400 in education and 500 in other fields
Average unemployment benefit is 176.3 manat.
On Nov. 17, the official exchange rate is 0.8028 manat to $1.
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