Unemployment in Uzbekistan has increased by half


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The unemployment rate in Uzbekistan in 2018 amounted to 9.3 percent of the economically active population. About it reported in a press release of the Ministry of employment and labor relations of Uzbekistan.

Compared to the 2017 year, the unemployment rate rose more than half (previously it was 5.8%). The Ministry explained it not increase the actual number of unemployed, and to improve statistical methodology.

The high level of unemployment among young people aged 16 to 20 years. It is 17 percent. Among persons under 30 years of constant work does not have 15 percent of citizens. Women’s unemployment rate is 12.9 percent.

According to statistics, in the formal sector employed 5.4 million people in the informal 7.8 million. The number of those working abroad amounted to 2.3 million people. According to the survey, a third of them are planning to look for a job in Uzbekistan, and the others are going to leave again in labor migration.

Trouble finding a job traditionally called people of Uzbekistan are among the most relevant. According to opinion polls, 62.7 percent of the citizens regard unemployment as the key problem of the country. Followed by high prices for housing and communal services and growth labour migration from the country.

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