Average unemployment benefit in Azerbaijan exceeds $265

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 17 / Trend A. Hasanov /

As of July 1, economically active people in Azerbaijan made up 4.634 million including 4.388 million involved in different areas of the economy and social sphere, the State Statistics Committee reported today.

The number of workers in January - May of this year amounted to 1.368 million, including those in the public sector - 848,900 and the private sector - 519,900.

Of the hired employees involved in the production, 21.6 per cent are in production, 5.9 in processing, 6.3 per cent in construction, 2.9 per cent in agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2.6 per cent in extracting, 24.5 per cent in education, 19.8 per cent in wholesale and retail trade, repair of automobiles, home wares and personal items, 9.7 per cent in health and social services, 4.8 per cent in transport and communications and 4.2 per cent in state governance and defence and social security.

As of July 1 this year, the number of people who officially received the status of unemployed was 38,000 of whom 42.5 per cent are women. One job falls to two people in Azerbaijan.
The average unemployment benefit in Azerbaijan is 208.7 manat.

The official exchange rate is 0.7857 AZN/USD on July 17.

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