ArmInfo.By April 2016, only 823 citizens or 0.8% of the total number of job-seekers were placed in job in Armenia (21.3% year-over-year decline). By April 2016, there were a total of 93.5 thsd job-seekers (17.4% year-over-year growth).
According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, by April 2016 the number of registered unemployed in Armenia totaled 81.3 thsd (11.5% y-o-y growth versus 20.7% y-o-y rise a year before), including 55.1 thsd women (7.8% y-o-y growth) and 26.1 thsd men (20% y-o-y growth).
Yerevan retains leadership in terms of unemployment - 16.7 thsd citizens. Shirak province (16.2 thsd), Lori province (11.8 thsd) and Kotayk province (9.5 thsd) rank next.
By April 2016, there were 1,770 vacancies (5.4% y-o-y growth), with 53 people per vacancy.
According to the updated forecast of the Central Bank of Armenia, in 2016 unemployment will be 18.1% versus the forecasted 18.2% for 2015. In 2017-2018, it is expected to drop by 0.2%. Wages will not be raised in 2016. According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, over the past three years, unemployment in Armenia grew from 16.2% to 18.5%: in 2015 - 18.5%, in 2014 - 17.6%, in 2013 - 16.2%. In Q1 2016, the nominal salary in Armenia made up 181,667 AMD ($372), with a 3.5% y-o-y growth, and a 2.6% growth in March alone.