Azerbaijan records growth in number of employees from public sector
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.13
By Zeyni Jafarov - Trend:
The number of hired employees in Azerbaijan's economy amounted to 1.68 million people as of December 1, 2020, growing by 40,200 persons or 2.4 percent year on year, Trend reports on Jan.13 referring to the State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan.
According to the committee, 917,800 of them were employed in the public sector, and 766,700 - in the private sector.
"Some 19.7 percent of wage earners from the total volume in the country were involved in education, 18.2 percent in trade and repair of vehicles, 13.2 percent – industry, 8.2 percent – health and public services, 7.8 percent - construction, 6.6 percent – public administration, defense and social security, 4.5 percent – transport and warehousing, 3.5 percent – agriculture, forestry and fishery, 3.4 percent - professional, scientific and technical activities, 1.8 percent - financial and insurance activities, and 13.1 percent in other sectors of the economy," said the committee.
As of early December 2020, the average monthly nominal salary of the hired employees in Azerbaijan has grown by 12.9 percent compared to the beginning of 2019 by reaching 703.5 manat ($413.8). In terms of the average salary the growth was observed in the mining industry, financial and insurance sectors, scientific and technical activities, information and communications, as well as in the transport and the warehousing sectors.
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