ARMENIA RANKED THIRD IN CIS BY NUMBER OF REGISTERED UNEMPLOYED IN DECEMBER 2011
FEBRUARY 10, 2012
YEREVAN, February 10. /ARKA /. Armenia was ranked third among the CIS
countries in terms of the number of registered unemployed in December
2011, according to the CIS Statistics Committee.
According to its data, as of December 30, 2011 the overall number
of registered jobless people in Armenia dropped by 11.9% from a year
earlier to 69,400 people.
“The unemployment rate in the CIS dropped in December 2011 to 6.4% of
the economically active population (according to the criteria of the
International Labor Organization that includes the number of unemployed
job seekers who do not turn to employment centers),” it said.
Russia had the largest number of unemployed people -1,285,600, down
by 19.1% compared with December 2010. Russia was followed by Ukraine
– 482,800 (a drop by 11.4%), Kyrgyzstan -61,100 (a drop by 3.7%),
Moldova – 38,800 (4.8%), Azerbaijan – 38,300 (1.5%), Kazakhstan -36,600
(an increase of 3.5%).
The number of economically active population across the CIS (employed
and unemployed) in 2011 was estimated at 138.5 million people, roughly
half of the total population. In Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine, the proportion of economically active
population ranged between 45% to 53% of the total population, in
Armenia, Moldova and Tajikistan 40% or less.