Average monthly salary in Azerbaijan increases by eight per cent
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 16 /Trend A.Hasanov/
In January-June this year, the number of employees in Azerbaijan was 1.37 million people, 848.9 thousand of which have been working in the public sector and 519,900 people in the private, the State Committee on Statistics told Trend on Monday.
The number of employees amounted to 24.5 per cent in education, 19.8 per cent - in trading and servicing of vehicles, 9.7 per cent in the field of health and social services, 4.8 per cent in transportation and warehousing, 3.2 per cent in professional and scientific technical activities and 1.9 per cent in the field of communications and information technology.
According to State Statistics Committee, the average salary of employees in Azerbaijan amounted to 382.6 manat in the first six months of the year, which is 8.1 per cent higher than in January to June of last year.
'Wages are higher than average in such areas of the economy as mining, financial and insurance activities in the field of information and communications, professional, scientific and technological activities, as well as in construction, administrative and the service sector', the statement said.
Official exchange rate on July 16 is 0.7855 AZN/USD