7.1% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REPORTED IN JANUARY-OCTOBER 2010 IN ARMENIA

PanARMENIAN.Net
December 1, 2010 - 21:15 AMT 17:15 GMT

The unemployment rate totaled 7.1% in Armenia in January-October 2010
against 6.9% reported during the same period in 2009.

The number of unemployed officially registered by the State Employment
Service totaled 83,900, the RA National Statistical Service reported.

The total number of economically active population totaled 1187,200
in January-October 2010, with 1103,300 people having jobs.

The official demand for workforce in Armenia comprised 1067 people
or 77 unemployed per 1 vacancy as of end of October 2010.

24,100 out of the total number of unemployed were receiving benefits
as of the end of October 2010 against 26,600 as of the end of July
2009. The average monthly benefit grossed AMD 16,595 against 17014
in October 2009.




From: A. Papazian