...

One-third of Azerbaijan's economically active population accounts for hired workers

Business Materials 21 July 2017 13:43

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 21

By Azad Hasanli – Trend:

As of July 1, 2017, some 36,300 people were officially registered as unemployed in Azerbaijan, including 37.3 percent women, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee’s report as of January-June 2017 said.

According to the report, the number of unemployed increased by 5.2 percent in the country in January-June 2017 compared to January-June 2016.

The average monthly unemployment benefit is 258.3 manat in Azerbaijan in January-June 2017.

Distribution of unemployed individuals and those who receive unemployment benefit in cities and regions as of July 1, 2017 (people):

Individuals with unemployed status

Individuals receiving unemployment benefits

Baku

16,945

3,071

Absheron

1,897

713

Ganja-Gazakh

2,571

659

Sheki-Zaqatala

1,123

377

Lankaran

1,075

214

Guba-Khachmaz

1,340

322

Aran

7,764

1,101

Upper-Karabakh

1,569

244

Kalbajar-Lachin

1,358

254

Mountain Shirvan

672

148

Nakhchivan

-

-

As of July 1, 2017, the economically active population reached 5.04 million people.

As of July 1, 2017, almost 1.53 million people accounted for hired workers, including 886,400 people - in the public sector and 638,800 people - in the private sector. Thus, 34,100 people accounted for those working in the oil sector, while more than 1.49 million people - in the non-oil sector.

Among hired workers 22.8 percent accounted for those working in the production spheres, including 6.6 percent in processing industry, 7.1 percent - in construction, 3.1 percent - in agriculture, forestry and fishery, 2.2 percent - in the extractive industry, 2.1 percent - in water supply, waste treatment and processing, 1.7 percent - in the production and distribution of electricity, gas and steam.

Around 21.9 percent account for the hired workers involved in education, 19 percent - trade, repair of vehicles, 8.6 percent - medical and social services, 7.1 percent in state governance and defense, social maintenance, 4.7 percent - transportation and warehousing, 3.8 percent - recreation, entertainment and arts, 3.5 percent – professional, scientific and technical activities, 1.6 percent - financial and insurance activities, 1.6 percent – communication and information, 1.6 percent – administrative and additional services, 1.5 percent – tourist accommodation and catering, 1.3 percent - real estate transactions, 1 percent - other areas.

(1.7012 AZN = 1 USD on July 21)

Tags:
Latest

Latest