Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Number of unemployed Ukrainians rise 40,000 in January

KYIV, March 1, 2011 (UKRINFORM). In January the number of the officially unemployed in Ukraine increased by 40,700 people and as of February 1, 2011 stood at 585,600 (544,900 as of January 1, 2011), according to the State Statistics Service. At the same time, the number of unemployed registered at the State Employment Service as of February 1, 2011 amounted to 610,300. In January, 121,800 people went to the State Employment Service asking to help find job, which is 38,600 less than in December 2010 (160,400). 76.5% of people with a status of the unemployed received unemployment benefits in January 2011.
Experts with the State Statistics Service believe that every second unemployed Ukrainian used to hold the position of a worker, every third - a position of the office worker and the rest had no professional training.