Over 460,000 jobs created in Uzbekistan for six months
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 2
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
More than 462,500 people were provided with jobs in Uzbekistan in January-June 2016, 59.8 percent - in rural areas, Aziz Abdukhakimov, Uzbek minister of labour, said at a meeting of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis.
The employment was ensured by commissioning new facilities, mainly in industry, services, as well as by accelerating the development of small businesses.
The Senate (upper house of the Uzbek parliament) approved a program in December 2015 to create 993,000 jobs in 2016.
According to the ministry, some 896,000 jobs were created in the country in 2015.
According to the Uzbek State Statistics Committee, the country's population is 31.8 million people as of early July 2016, including the economically active population - 13.2 million people.
The official unemployment rate amounted to 5.2 percent in Uzbekistan in January-June 2016.