Azerbaijan observes a rise of employee rate


July 10, Fineko/abc.az. As of 1 June 2019 the number of employees in the country's economy increased by 2.9% (versus the 2018 same term) up to 1.59 million people.

The State Statistics Committee reports that 898,000 of them worked in the public sector and 692,700 in the private sector.

Of the employees, 21% were employed in education, 18.4% in trade, 13.1% in industry, 8.4% in health and social services, 7.2% in construction, 6.9% in public administration and defence, 4.6% in transport and warehousing, 3.4% in professional, scientific and technical activities, 3.1% in agriculture, 1.6% in financial and insurance activities, and 12.3% in other sectors of the economy.