Statistics Committee claims unemployment decline by 0.5%


June 17, Fineko/ The number of unemployed people in Azerbaijan decreased by 1,600 people in May, or by 0.5%.

ABC.AZ was informed at the State Statistics Committee that at the end of May - June 1, 2022, the number of unemployed population decreased to 313,300 people. This means that the unemployment rate fell to 5.88% over the past month.

“According to preliminary data, as of 1 June 2022, the number of economically active population reached 5.325 million, of which the employed population is 5.012 million people,” the Committee said.

The official unemployment in Azerbaijan increased to 7.16% in February 2021 after the pandemic.