Tuesday, July 9 2019 18:48
Alina Hovhannisyan

Statistics: The unemployment rate in Armenia increased in the first  quarter of 2019 from 21% to 21.9%

Statistics: The unemployment rate in Armenia increased in the first  quarter of 2019 from 21% to 21.9%

ArmInfo.The unemployment rate in Armenia, calculated using the new methodology, was 21.9% in the first quarter of 2019, against 21% a year earlier. According to the  RA Statistical Committee, the new calculation method does not take  into account those employed in the household.

According to the source, in the first quarter of 2019, the number of  unemployed in Armenia was 253.6 thousand people, with an annual  growth of 6.7%.  On the proportion of men in the total structure of  the unemployed accounted for 60% or 152.2 thousand people (with an  annual growth of 14.4%), and women - 40% or 101.4 thousand people.  (with an annual decline of 2.9%).

In March, the number of applications from employers was 2557 (an  annual growth of 45.9%) with a load of 1 vacant seat of 32 people. (a  decline of 33.3% per annum). In the same period, 1087 citizens  managed to find a job (annual growth of 24.4%) or 1.3% of the total  number of job seekers. From the number of employed 359 people. -  These are men (with an increase of 8.5% per annum), and 728 people. -  women (annual growth of 34.1%).

According to the forecast of the Central Bank of Armenia, the  unemployment rate in 2019 will be 15.9% (according to the old  methodology), with a subsequent annual decrease in the medium term by  0.1-0.2 percentage points to 15.5% (against previously expected  15.6%). %). 


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