Govmt approves draft state program of employment management for 2008

ARKA News Agency, Armenia
Aug 23 2007

Armenian government approves draft state program of employment
management for 2008

YEREVAN, August 23. /ARKA/. At its sitting today, the RA Government
approved a draft program of employment management and a schedule of
measures for 2008.

The press and public relations department, RA Government, reports
that the program was elaborated in conformity with the RA Law on
Employment of Population and Social Protection of Unemployed and the
Strategic Program of Poverty Reduction.

The program envisages measures to create conditions for the
population’s full-scale and efficient activities.

The principal tasks under the program are the collection of data on
the employment market, enhancing labor force competitiveness,
larger-scale employment of young people, reduction of difference in
regional development, legislative reforms.

The RA Statistical Service reports that 7.2% unemployment had been
recorded in Armenia by the end of June 2007 – a 0.2% decrease
compared to June 2006. Armenia’s average economically active
population made 1,182.8ths in January-June 2007, with 1,097.4ths
(92.8%) of them employed in the economic sector and 85,400 being
unemployed.

By the end of June 2007, the RA State Employment Service had
registered 100,400 job-seekers, with 88,500 of them or 88.1% being
unemployed. A total of 84,700 people or 95.7% of them received an
unemployment status. P.T. -0–

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