7.1% unemployment rate recorded in Armenia in January-July 2010

PanARMENIAN.Net - The unemployment rate totaled 7.1% in Armenia in January-July 2010 against 6.8% reported during the same period in 2009.

The number of unemployed officially registered by the State Employment Service totaled 84,600, the RA National Statistical Service reported. The total number of economically active population totaled 1,190,900 in January-July 2010, with 1,106,300 people having jobs.

The official demand for workforce in Armenia comprised 1238 people or 69 unemployed per 1 vacancy as of end of July 2010.

24,100 out of the total number of unemployed were receiving benefits as of the end of July 2010 against 25,000 as of the end of July 2009. The average monthly benefit grossed AMD 16,545 against 16,875 in July 2009.

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