The government recognized the rise in unemployment

For the first time in many years Azerbaijan recognized the growing number of unemployed. Compared with the first quarter of the year, the number of unemployed increased in the second quarter by 0.5%.

According to the State Statistics Committee, in the second quarter of this year in Azerbaijan on the methodology of the International Labor Organization, there were 237,300 unemployed, which is 1,300 more than in the first quarter.

According to official statistics, the unemployment rate is 5%. Busy, that is, having a certain income, are considered 4,556,500 people. In the second quarter of 2010 the number of unemployed persons was 259,300, and this figure has declined each quarter.

The government claims that in the first half of this year 65 100 new jobs were created in Azerbaijan, 52 800 of which are constants. The region accounts for 69.3% of new jobs. It is noteworthy that in the context of these statements, as compared to the beginning of the year the number of workers employed in the country's economy grew by only 1,200 people and reached 1,511,300. --08D--

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