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Alina Hovhannisyan

National Statistical Service of RA: In 2017 the unemployment rate in Armenia decreased from 18% to 17.8%

National Statistical Service of RA: In 2017 the unemployment rate in  Armenia decreased from 18% to 17.8%

ArmInfo. In Armenia, the  unemployment rate in 2017 dropped to 17.8% from 18% in 2016. As a  comparison, we note that in 2015, the unemployment rate in the  country, according to official statistics, was 18.5%, in 2014 -  17.6%. According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, the  average number of unemployed in Armenia in 2017 was 218.9 thousand,  having decreased by 0.6% in the annual section.

According to the source, as of March 1, 2018, 902 citizens were  employed in Armenia (an annual increase of 33.6%) or 1.1% of the  total number of job seekers. In January-February 2018 in search of  work there were 84.5 thousand people, with an annual decline of  12.1%. The number of registered unemployed in Armenia as of March 1,  2018 reached 69.1 thousand, with an annual decline of 14.6%. Of this  number, 46,000 were found (with an annual decline of 13.5%), and men  - 23.1 thousand (with an annual decline of 16.6%).

In Jan-Feb 2018, the number of applications from employers was 3320  (annual growth of 12.2%) with a load of 1 vacancy in 102 people (a  decline of 21.5% per annum).

The number of unemployed as of March 1, 2018 is maintained by Shirak  region - 12.8 thousand citizens, followed by the capital - 9.8  thousand, Lori region - 8.9 thousand and Kotayk region - 8.1  thousand, and Ararat region with the number of unemployed in 6.1  thousand.

According to the forecasts of the Central Bank of Armenia, the  unemployment rate in 2018 will be 17%, followed by an annual decline  of 0.3-0.5%. According to the World Bank forecasts, the unemployment  rate in Armenia in 2018 will be 18.1%.

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