Minister: Azerbaijan should improve employment statistics
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 24
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Azerbaijan should improve employment statistics, Azerbaijani Minister of Labor and Social Protection Salim Muslimov said.
Muslimov made the remarks at the event in Baku Nov. 24 dedicated to the completion of the twinning project "Support to the State Statistical Committee in Modernization of the National Statistics System of the Republic of Azerbaijan in line with EU Standards".
The minister added that the reforms carried out in the national statistics system helped Azerbaijan create a law on ‘Compulsory insurance against unemployment’, which will come into force on January 1, 2018.
"From now on, this law will allow us to distinguish the concepts of the unemployed and job seekers," he said. “At present, we must find out unemployed, job seekers and amend the law ‘On employment’.”
“Today we do not have centralized data on unemployment,” the minister said. “So we should create employment statistics in Azerbaijan in accordance with European standards.”
The EU allocated 1.2 million euros for the improvement of the national statistics system of Azerbaijan within the twinning project.
The project consisted of five components, namely, the improvement of the management of statistics data and dissemination of statistics information through a geographic information system, as well as statistics data on income and living standards, etc.
The main partners of the project were Germany’s Federal Statistical Office and Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute. Moreover, the project was supported by the Netherlands, Slovenia, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Croatia.