Rise of unemployment in Ukraine stopped, - State Statistics Service

In January 2016 the unemployment rate was 1.9%, as a month earlier
19:55, 16 February 2016

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In January 2016, 508.6 thousand unemployed were registered by the State Employment Service against 490.8 thousand a month earlier. Thus, the number of unemployed in Ukraine increased by 17.8 thousand people.

414.4 thousand people from among the registered unemployed received unemployment benefits. The average amount of benefit per one unemployed in January 2016 amounted to 1,516 thousand UAH, which is 72 UAH more than in December.

Earlier we reported about 30% of people in agricultural sector in Ukraine who are working unofficially

Among the urban and rural population 287.8 thousand and 220.8 thousand unemployed were registered.

Information is given without regard to the occupied Crimean territories and the zone of the antiterrorist operation.

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