SATTAR MEHBALIYEV: "THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN AZERBAIJAN IS MORE THAN 250 THOUSANDS"

APA
July 31 2012
Azerbaijan

Baku. Ramil Mammadli-APA. "The number of unemployed people in
Azerbaijan is more than 250 thousands", said the chairman of
Trade Unions Confederation of Azerbaijan Sattar Mehbaliyev at the
sub-regional conference entitled "Trade unions and youth employment:
global challenges and new approaches".

According to him, Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan caused
the increase of unemployment among young people in Azerbaijan: "300
thousands of Azerbaijani citizens lost jobs as a result of Armenia's
occupation policy".

Mehbaliyev said that the number of Azerbaijani youth is rapidly
increasing, 35% of population are young people between 16-35 years.

25.5 % of employed people and 27% of active population, who work in
economic sphere, are youth. Confederation chairman also spoke about
the unemployment in CIS states. He said that in several countries the
unemployment rate among the youth is 2-3 times higher than aged people
and in some countries the youth makes 40% of unemployed population.


From: Baghdasarian