Number of unemployed decreases by over 20% in Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17

By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:

As of November 1, 2014, some 28,900 people were officially registered as unemployed in Azerbaijan, including 39.7 percent women, according to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee.

Thus, the number of unemployed has decreased by 20.2 percent since early 2014. As of January 1, 2014, some 36,206 people were registered as unemployed.

The average unemployment benefit in Azerbaijan is 268.3 AZN.

Distribution of unemployed individuals and those who receive unemployment benefit in towns and regions as of Nov. 1, 2014 (people):

Region:

Individuals with unemployed status:

Individuals receiving unemployment benefits:

Baku

11 292

461

Absheron region

1 713

157

Ganja-Gazakh

2 203

145

Sheki-Zaqatala

858

76

Lankaran

903

53

Guba-Khachmaz

902

66

Aran

7 216

264

Upper-Karabakh

1 706

87

Kalbajar-Lachin

1 323

49

Mountain Shirvan

777

59

Nakhchivan

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According to the State Statistics Committee, as of early November 2014, the economically active population is 4.828 million people, of which 4.589 people were engaged in labor activity. In this case, as of November 1, 2014, the number of hired persons is 1.507 million people, including 883,700 people worked in the public sector, and 623,700 people - in private sector.

The number of people working in the oil sector amounted to 36,400 people, in the non-oil sector - 1.471 million people. Around 1.462 million people among hired employees work in non-agricultural sphere.

Around 22.8 percent fall to the hired employees involved in the production spheres: 7.1 percent in construction, 6.7 percent in manufacturing industry, 3 percent in agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2.4 percent - in the mining industry, 1.9 percent - in the production and distribution of electricity, gas and steam, 1.7 percent - in water supply, waste recycling, 22.2 percent in education, 18.8 percent - trade, repair of vehicles, 8.7 percent - medical and social services, 6.6 percent in state governance and defense, social maintenance, 4.7 percent - transportation and warehousing, 3.8 percent - recreation, entertainment and arts, 3.7 percent - professional, scientific and technical activities, 1.7 percent - communication and information, 2 percent - financial and insurance activities, 0.9 percent - real estate transactions, 1.6 percent - administrative and additional services, 1.4 percent - tourist accommodation and food and 1.1 percent - other areas.

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The official exchange rate is 0,7843 AZN/USD Nov. 17.

edited by CN

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