Number of employed increases in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb. 12 / Trend A.Maratov /
The employed people in Kazakhstan numbered 8.1million in January 2011, the Kazakh Statistics Agency told Trend .
Compared to the same period of 2010, the number of employed increased by 135,600 or 1.7 percent. The agency reported that the hired employees numbered 5.4 million people
According to Kazakh Statistics Agency, the number of unemployed was amounted to 486,3 00 people, the unemployment rate - 6.5 per cent.
The employment agencies of the Kazakh Labor and Social Protection Ministry registered 44,100 people. The share of registered unemployed amounted to 0.5 percent of the economically active population compared to 0.7 percent in January 2010.
According to the statistics agency, the level of hidden unemployment comprised 0.6 percent of the economically active population.
Hidden unemployment (involuntary part-time employment) shows how many workers are employed in a shorter working week or part-time, and is on administrative leave without payment or with partial payment.
The level of hidden unemployment is the share of those who are partially employed and forced to be on holidays among the economically active population, measured in percentage.