The number of unemployed in Uzbekistan amounted to 709.4 thousand people by the end of 2015, – the State Statistics Committee report says.
In 2015 the number of unemployed, as defined by the method of calculation of unemployed population, in need of employment approved by the government amounted to 709.4 thousand people and unemployment rate is 5.2% of economically active population, – the report said.
The number of citizens registered in labor agencies as job seekers amounted to 2.7 thousand people at the end of December 2015 which is 20.5% less than at the end of December 2014 (3.4 thousand people).
The number of employed people in the economy, according to preliminary data, amounted to 13.058 million people last year and increased by 1.9% in comparison with 2014.
A significant increase in the number of employees is observed in transport and communications
(3.8%), housing and communal services and non-manufacturing consumer services (3.6%), trade, public catering, sales and procurement (3.5%), construction (3.3%).
The employment rate of economically active population (ratio of number of employed in economy to economically active population) was 94.8% in January-December 2015.
In general, the share of employment in private sector reached 82.2% against 81.9% in January-December, 2014.