21.Aug .2019 12:17

Geostat - Unemployment falls below 11.5% in Georgia

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In the II quarter of 2019 year the unemployment rate in Georgia decreased by 0.7 percentage point compared to the corresponding period of the previous year and equaled 11.4 percent.


In the II quarter of 2019 economically active population constituted 63.7 percent of the working age population (population aged 15 and older). In comparison to the same quarter of the previous year, the economic activity rate decreased by 0.3 percentage point, while the employment rate increased by 0.2 percentage point. In urban settlements as well as in rural settlements compared to the corresponding period of the previous year the employment rate was increased by 0.2 and 0.1 percentage point, respectively. In urban settlements the economic activity rate was decreased by 0.2 percentage point compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, while in rural settlements - by 0.6 percentage point.

In the II quarter of 2019, the share of hired employees was 50.2 percent among employed persons that is decreased by 1.1 percentage point compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

The unemployment rate is lower in rural than in urban settlements. In the II quarter of 2019, the unemployment rate in urban settlements was reduced by 0.6 percentage point compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, while in rural settlements - by 0.8 percentage point.

Traditionally, the unemployment rate is higher for men than for women. In II quarter of 2019 the indicator was 2.6 percentage point higher for men compared to the corresponding indicator for women. In addition, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 percentage point for women and by 1.1 percentage point for men compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

The activity rate is higher for men than for women. In the II quarter of 2019 activity rate for women was 55.3 percent and for men - 73.5. The activity rate for women was decreased by 0.4 and by 0.2 percentage point for men, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

In the II Quarter of 2019 year the employment rate for women remained almost the same, while for men it was increased by 0.6 percentage point compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.