Unemployment rate in Armenia rises 0.9 percentage points in 1st Q 2014 to 17.8%

Unemployment rate in Armenia rises 0.9 percentage points in 1st Q 2014 to 17.8%

YEREVAN, July 8. / ARKA /. Unemployment rate in Armenia rose 0.9 percentage points in the 1st Q 2014, compared with the same period a year before, to 17.8%, the National Statistical Service reports. 

According to the statistical report, 25.4% was recorded in urban areas and 6.8% in rural areas. 

In late May 2014 the country had 65,000 jobseekers, of which 61,900 unemployed. Some 17,100 people are seeking jobs in Yerevan. 

The number of jobless people rose from 230,000 in the 1st Q 2013 to 253,900 to the 1st Q 2014, and the number of employed people from 1,129,400 to 1,175,800. The number of economically active people grew 5.1% to 429,600..-0----

18:24 08.07.2014

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