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Ukraine sees unemployment rate climb by 1.3% in February 2018

Source : 112 Ukraine

The average sum of an unemployment benefit in February 2018 stood at UAH 2,357 ($90.65).
16:08, 16 March 2018

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The number of unemployed individuals in Ukraine rose by 1.3% in February 2018 from January 2018. A total of 383,700 Ukrainians were registered with the State Employment Service, which accounts for 1.5% of the working-age population, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service, UNIAN reports. 

In February, 199,000 people living in urban areas were unemployed, whereas 184,700 residents of rural areas of the country were jobless. When it comes to distribution between genders, 200,500 women did not have a job, while 183,200 male Ukrainians were unemployed.

Related: Around half of unemployed Ukrainians have higher education – State Employment Service

The average sum of the unemployment benefit in February 2018 was UAH 2,357 ($90.65), compared to UAH 2,483 ($95.5) in January 2018.

In February 2018, the number of vacancies was 71,800. An average of 5 jobseekers applied for each vacancy.

The data did not include reports from temporarily occupied areas of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, as well as the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in the east of Ukraine.

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