ArmInfo. The number of registered unemployed in Armenia for April 1 2017 reached 80.7thousand people with annual fall by 0.8% versus the growth for 11.5% a year ago for the same period of 2016. From this number women were 52,9 thousand( annual fall by 3.9%), men-27.7 thousand(annual growth 5.8%), Armenian National Statistics Service informs. For the reported period Armenia managed to provide jobs only 767 citizens or only 0.8% from total number of unemployed, which is less for 6.8% from index a year ago. 96.1 thousand people are between jobs for April 2017, with annual growth of 2.8%. The first place of unemployed is Shirak area-4.1 thousand, then comes Lori area 2.5thousand, Yerevan-2.2 thousand, Kotayq marz-2 thousand and the Top 5 closes Ararat marz 1.6 thousand.
For April 2017 employment agency received 1776 requests from employer's side (annual growth by 0.3%) with intense of 1 vacant place for 54 people (annual growth 1.9%).
According to Armenian Central Bank estimates the level of unemployment in 2017 will total 18.5% with annual decrease in 2018- 2019 by 0.3-0.4%- from 18-18.2% and 17.6- 18% consequently. Meanwhile, the previous November estimates of CB for 2017 totaled the level of the unemployment 18.3%, in 2016 worsening from 17.8% to 18%. Renewed (February) estimates is being done by the Program of Monetary- Credit Policy CB on the first quarter of 2017, where is noted that in 2016 observing slight job request because of the low economic activeness, in the foreseeable future will get recurred related to fastening of economic grow temps, which, in its turn, will increase slowly the employment of the population. Anyways, as The MCP CB states, in 2016 they managed to compensate slight job request by means of increasing week average working hours.