Business news: In Ukraine in I quarter has registered a decline in the unemployment rate.
In the first quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate among economically active population decreased to 9.7%, and among the working-age population – up to 10%. This was reported in the state Statistics.
“The unemployment rate among the economically active population aged 15-70 in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter of 2017 decreased by 0.4 percentage points to 9.7 per cent, and among the working-age population – by 0.5 p. p. and 10% respectively”, – stated in the message.
It is also noted that the results of population sample survey on economic activity the number of employed population aged 15-70 in the first quarter of 2018 amounted to 16 million people and the number of unemployed of the respective age – 1.7 million people.
The employment rate of population aged 15-70 years compared to the previous year increased by 0.7 PPT and amounted to 55.9%, and among the working-age population is 1.4% and 64.7%, respectively.