Fuzuli Alakbarov, Azerbaijan Labor and Population Social Protection Minister said that the employment agencies of Azerbaijan employed more than 35,900 people in 2006. It is by 11% more against the corresponding figure registered in 2005. The Minister said it during the meeting of the Azerbaijan Cabinet of Ministers under the chairmanship of President Ilham Aliyev, which was dedicated to the results of the social and economic results of 2006 and forthcoming tasks for 2007.
According to the Labor Minister, in the reporting period, 50,000 families were provided with social allowances in the country. The average monthly sum of the allowances reached 44,28 AZN. 60% out of these families had not received any social allowance before.
On the basis of appeals submitted by poor families, a rehabilitation program is being elaborated to research their living standards and solve their problems. Individual rehabilitation program will be elaborated on the basis of the gathered information, said the Minister.