Social sector in Azerbaijan (2013 year)

The salaries of judges of the Constitutional Court and the Ombudsman's Office staff increased in Azerbaijan in December 2013. In this regard, the Azerbaijani Parliament has amended the laws on "Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of Azerbaijan" and on "Constitutional Court".

The monthly salaries of the chairman of Azerbaijani Parliament and MPs also increased. The article 21 of the law on "Status of Azerbaijani MPs" was also amended.

Population's income

According to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee, the nominal income of the population totaled 37.555.5 billion manat in 2013, which is 8 percent more compared to 2012.

Thus, during this period, the nominal income of the population per capita increased by 6.6 percent and hit 4.039.6 manat.

Major indices, characterizing income of the population


for 2013

Compared to 2012, percent

nominal income of population, in mln manat



Per capita, manat



Income of population, in mln manat



Per capita, manat



Source: State Statistics Committee

Azerbaijani citizens spent 64.3 percent of income on goods and services, 8.3 percent - to pay for taxes, duties, social and insurance fees and 1.8 percent to pay off the loans and interest, 25.6 percent - to accumulate the capital in 2013.

The population's income after paying all required fees and membership fees made up 34.451.4 billion manat, which is 8.0 percent more than in 2012. Real income per capita increased by 6.6 percent to 3.705.7 manat.

The population's expenditure amounted to 27.941.2 billion manat in 2013 or 9.614.3 billion manat less than the income of the population, but by 8.2 percent more than the expenditure in 2012 (according to the State Statistics Committee, Trend calculations).


The salary is one of the key social and economic indicators, which sufficiently enough characterizes the level of the prosperity of the working part of the population. According to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee, the hired employees' average monthly salary in Azerbaijan in 2013 comprised 419 manat or 6.6 percent more than in January-November 2012.

As of December 1, 2013, the average salary of temporary staff was 293.5 manat compared to 296.1 manat a month earlier, while employees involved upon civil contracts - 338.9 manat compared to 342.8 manat.

Remuneration in the oil sector reached 1.548.8 manat per month, the non-oil sector - 386.8 manat, the public sector - 336.6 manat, the private sector - 539.1 manat.

The highest salary was observed in the mining industry, financial, information and communication, scientific and technical activity, as well as the construction sectors.

Labor market

As of January 1, 2014, the economically active population totaled 4.757.8 million people, of which 4.521.2 million people were engaged in labour activity.

Thus, as of December 1, 2013, the number of hired employees hit 1.505.9 million people, including 901,800 people worked in the public sector, and 604,100 people - in private sector.

The number of people working in the oil sector amounted to 37,600 people, in the non-oil sector - 1.468.3 million people. Around 1.463.1 million people among hired employees work in non-agricultural sphere.

Around 22.7 percent fall to the hired employees involved in the production spheres: 7.1 percent in construction, 6.2 percent in manufacturing industry, 2.9 percent in agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2.5 percent - in the mining industry, 2 percent - in the production and distribution of electricity, gas and steam, 1.6 percent - in water supply, waste recycling, 22.7 percent in education, 18.8 percent - trade, repair of vehicles, 8.7 percent - medical and social services, 6.6 percent in state governance and defense, social maintenance, 4.9 percent - transportation and warehousing, 3.8 percent - recreation, entertainment and arts, 3.7 percent - professional, scientific and technical activities, 1.8 percent - communication and information, 1.8 percent - financial and insurance activities, 0.9 percent - real estate transactions, 1.6 percent - administrative and additional services, 1.4 percent - tourist accommodation and food and 1.1 percent - other areas.

As of January 1, 2014, around 36,200 people were officially registered as unemployed in Azerbaijan, including 41.5 percent of women. Thus, the number of unemployed has been slightly decreased since early 2013 (some 36,791 people as of the beginning of the year).

Distribution of unemployed individuals and those who receive unemployment benefit in towns and regions as of January 1, 2014 (people)


Individuals with unemployed status:

Individuals receiving unemployment benefits:




Absheron region
























Mountain Shirvan






As of January 1, 2014, the largest number of unemployed (13,303 people, of whom only 228 people received benefits) was registered in Baku and regions of the Aran economic area (10,023 and 107 respectively).

According to the report, the average amount of an unemployment benefit in Azerbaijan is 268.5 manat. The benefit rate increased 20 percent during 2013.

The Azerbaijani government continues taking measures to increase the employment level. Some 46,667 people appealed to the State Employment Service under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in 2013. This resulted in 29,390 being provided with jobs.

During the reporting period, 4329 unemployed and job seekers took professional training courses in the areas corresponding to the relevant requirements of the labour market and 1480 citizens were involved in paid public operations. The labour exchanges provided 4101 with temporary jobs in Baku, Sumgait, Ganja and Mingachevir.

Some 2969 were given unemployed status in 2013. Unemployment benefit was assigned to 3200 citizens.

Social security

As of January 1, 2014, the state targeted social aid was assigned to 140,711 families (615,516 people) in Azerbaijan. Some 39,852 families have three or more children.

The number of children aged up to one year in the families receiving the targeted social aid is 8433, at the age of 18 it is 296,185, the number of children under 18 with disabilities is 296,185 and family members over 18 - 20,253.

The average amount of targeted social aid per single family is 126.88 manat and 29.01 manat per family member.

The criteria of need used to calculate the targeted social aid increased 3.3 times and reached 100 manat in 2014, compared to 2006.

Provision of pension

Azerbaijan will maintain its leading position in the CIS on the dynamics of pension growth in 2014. The president's two decrees on indexation were executed and pensions were increased in 2013. Afterwards, the basic pension increased to 100 manat, their average amount - up to 170 manat, and the retirement age pension replacement rate was 45 percent. As a result, the average pension amount exceeds the retiree's subsistence level by 1.7 times in the country, whereas it was twofold less than that figure in 2003.

The measures on strengthening the social protection of pensioners will be continued in 2014, the head of the state social protection fund. The fund's budget for 2014 shows that most of the potential, formed in terms of macroeconomic stability and dynamic development of the economy, is spent on social protection of pensioners.

Some 1.52 billion manat will be spent to finance the basic pension in 2014, which is by 160 million manat more than in 2013. Most of these funds (1.47 billion manat) will be spent directly to finance the basic pension, while 44.4 million manat - allowances.

The insurance part of labor pensions will increase by 11.2 percent in 2014 or 128.4 million manat. Some 27.7 million manat of this amount will be spent to the indexation of pensions in line with inflation as of January 1, 2014, while 100.7 million manat - for financing the special allowances for servicemen, civil servants and other categories of pensioners, as well as for financing the difference between pensions.

Afterwards, the average pension amount in the country will increase by 10.8 percent - to 183 manat, old-age pensions will increase by 11.9 percent - to 186 manat, disability pension - by 8.6 percent - to 132 manat, pension on the demise of head of the family - by 10.4 percent - to 131 manat. As a result, Azerbaijan will retain leadership among the CIS countries on this index in 2014.

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
USAID and Startup Georgia support launching of coal enterprise
USAID and Startup Georgia support launching of coal enterprise
Georgia reveals volume of its foreign debt to Azerbaijan
Georgia reveals volume of its foreign debt to Azerbaijan
Georgia to keeps tight monetary policy – NBG
Georgia to keeps tight monetary policy – NBG
Loading Bars
USAID and Startup Georgia support launching of coal enterprise
Russia calls for adherence to statements contributing to unblocking of all transport links in S.Caucasus - MFA
Uzbekistan plans to hold meeting on accession to WTO
Azerbaijani Naval Forces hold competition for title of "Best Ships Division" (VIDEO)
Independent Franco-German financial services group considering projects in Uzbekistan
Russia’s Tatneft to repair hundreds of oil wells in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan discovers new gas fields on Caspian Sea coast
SOCAR increases number of gas filling stations in Romania (PHOTO)
U.S. economy slows sharply in third quarter
Grain clusters, farmers look to sell wheat at market prices in Uzbekistan
Russia is open for cooperation on energy security, climate change — Putin
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijan confirms 2,420 more COVID-19 cases, 1,358 recoveries
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan approve agreement on transit of dangerous goods
Iran to build power transmission line in Turkmenistan’s Mary
India seeks vaccine loans from ADB, AIIB
Uzbekistan considering to sign new agreement with Gazprom
Let COP26 be COP of actions, not just promises and pledges: India at UN
Azerbaijan's Kapital Bank ready to co-op with startups
Uzbekistan shares electric car import stats for 9M2021
NATO Special Rep appreciates Azerbaijan’s support to NATO in Afghanistan
Uzbekistan discloses volume of grape export to Azerbaijan for 9M2021
Kazakhstan, Huawei sign MoU on extending ICT co-op
Georgia reveals volume of its foreign debt to Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan, Russia eye increase of supply of agricultural products by 2030
Indo-Pacific is a "Fact Of Life": S Jaishankar
Oman approves Covaxin shots for travel without quarantine
SOCAR Turkey’s sales down year-on-year
Kazakhstan, Russia resume negotiations on Khvalynsk, Imashev fields
Kazakhstan’s national postal operator to buy spares via tender
Turkmen officials to discuss TAPI project in Kabul
SOCAR Turkey sees increase in assets
Kazakhstan completes repair of Pavlodar oil chemistry refinery ahead of schedule
Azerbaijan allows administration of fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Pasha Bank is ready to support new projects on developing Azerbaijan's startup ecosystem - board member
Kazakhstan increases petroleum oil exports to France
Turkmenistan, Iran expand bilateral relations
Uzbekistan to subsidize difference in average gas price
Merck raises full-year profit target after cancer drug sales help Q3 beat
Nar supports publication of book on veteran teachers
Renesas buys Israeli Wi-Fi chipmaker Celeno for $315m
Turkey receives positive signals from Armenia – Turkish defense minister
Indian forex reserves surge by $58.38 bn in H1
Qatar targets 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under climate plan
Kazakhstan's economy to grow faster than in other EAEU states - EDB expectations
Georgia to keeps tight monetary policy – NBG
India, Sri Lanka and Maldives hold joint exercise on maritime security
Kazakhstan boosts manufacturing volume of gold
Indian Govt looks to revive tourism sector as jab drive gathers steam
Canadian company to invest in exploration of gold deposits in Uzbekistan
Turkish company talks plans for crop, livestock production in Azerbaijan's Karabakh
21 subject olympiad winners enter Baku Higher Oil School
IRENEX shares data on sales of Iran’s NIOPDC at energy exchange
Bahar Azadi gold coin price again falling in Iran
Azerbaijan’s 9M2021 imports of Turkish chemical products increase
Kazakhstan to build capacious renewable energy facilities
PM Modi reaffirms India’s focus on free & open Indo-Pacific
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 28
Chief Financial Officer of Azerbaijan's Bravo supermarket chain talks profit prospects
Pension savings in Kazakhstan increase
Iran's Bistoon TPP boosts electricity generation
Romania plays very important role in Azerbaijan-NATO cooperation plan - Azerbaijani president
Konkan Shakti 2021: India, UK take part in maiden bilateral tri-service exercise
Georgian public foreign debt on the rise
During second Karabakh war, we felt support of people of Kyrgyzstan - President Ilham Aliyev
Turkey occupies very important place in international arena today - Azerbaijani President
EBRD talks details of putting out former uranium mining sites in Uzbekistan
Indian-origin Anita Anand is Canada's new Defence Minister as PM Trudeau reshuffles Cabinet
Kazakhstan reports decrease in volume of money transfers
Azerbaijan's Barda city commemorates victims of Armenian aggression during second Karabakh war (PHOTO)
Russia’s Gazprombank projects Azerbaijan’s refinancing rate level
Iran’s Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company reaches increase in production
Armenia ready to begin delimitation and demarcation of borders with Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani President congratulates Turkish counterpart
Saipem announces time of returning EBITDA to pre-COVID level
Iran shares amount of needed money for construction of roads, bridges in Khuzestan Province
Iran reveals volume of trade turnover via border terminals in Sistan & Baluchestan Province
Saipem reveals revenue forecasts for 2H 2021
Turkey acting jointly with Azerbaijan regarding normalization of relations with Armenia - FM
Saipem sees significant increase in revenues
Turkey reveals number of ships docking at Tekirdag port in 9M2021
Armenia lagged behind Azerbaijan in armaments issue – Armenian president
Azerbaijan talks ongoing work to restore houses damaged from Armenian shelling during Second Karabakh War - Trend TV (PHOTO)
Ryanair vows 5-day refund turnaround after COVID criticism
Hungary talks on measures to diversify gas supply routes
Hungary’s gas reservoirs 86% full, well above EU average
Investment projects in Turkmen oil and gas fields in Caspian Sea discussed at int'l conference
BSTDB ready to support Azerbaijan to meet emission commitments under Paris agreement (Exclusive)
Bank Keshavarzi Iran sees increase in loans issued for purchase of agricultural machinery
SOCAR’s STAR Refinery boosts crude imports
Turkmenistan Airlines simplifies clearance of int’l cargo transportation
Turkmenistan, Danish Haldor Topsoe to co-op in ammonia, methanol production
Azerbaijan sees significant growth in investment in capital market
Iran increases exports through Bilasuvar border checkpoint
Remains of two people found in Azerbaijan's liberated Aghdam - Prosecutor General's Office
Azerbaijan to discuss change of state duties
Iran announces amount of currency sold at NIMA exchange rate
Kazakh gas producing company opens tender to attract designing services
Iran allocates financial aid to support maritime industries
President Ilham Aliyev receives credentials of incoming Romanian ambassador (PHOTO/VIDEO)
All news