The unemployed in Ukraine is 59% more than last year – data from the Employment Center

As of October 12, 427,000 unemployed were officially registered in Ukraine, the State Employment Center reported to RFE /RL’s request. According to the center, this figure is 159,000 – that is, 59% – higher than the data for the same date in 2019. Since the beginning of the quarantine, that is, from March 12 to October 9, 525 thousand people have received unemployed status – in the State Center for Healthcare this figure is estimated as 53% higher than in the same period last year.

“The most significant increase in the number of unemployed was observed in Kiev, Odessa, Transcarpathian, Lviv regions, etc. Kiev (1.8-2.8 times). At the same time, in Lugansk, Sumy, Dnepropetrovsk, Cherkassk and Vinnitsa regions, the number of unemployed increased by 32-38%, ”the center notes.

See also: Where did the money from the COVID-19 fight fund go and what to overcome the epidemic in the future? At the same time, for the same period from March 12 to October 9, the institution reports, 342 thousand citizens found work with the assistance of the Employment Center. As of October 12, 67,000 vacancies were registered in the database of the state employment service, which is 34% less than on the same date last year. “As of October 12, six unemployed people applied for one vacancy (as of the corresponding date last year – 3 people),” the communications department of the State Employment Center concludes.

See also: Veterano founder Leonid Ostaltsev: “Victory is never given at a simple price” Employers applied more vacancies in specialties: skilled workers with tools (seamstress, electrician, electric gas welder, repairman, plumber, locksmith emergency work, integrated maintenance and repair worker, track fitter, baker, artist) maintenance workers, operation of equipment and machines (driver, operator, boiler operator, trolleybus driver, tram driver, turner, tractor driver, petrol station operator, road worker, excavator driver , forklift driver) trade and service workers (salesperson, cook, security guard, assistant educator, waiter, bartender, policeman, hairdresser) professionals (teacher, educator, teacher of a higher education institution, teacher-organizer, inspector, engineer, pharmacist, doctor, psychologist, economist, music director) unskilled workers (auxiliary worker, cleaning to office premises, janitor, loader, complex cleaning worker, stacker-packer, storekeeper, watchman, kitchen worker) specialists (nurse, accountant, pharmacist, industrial training foreman, electrician, mechanic, electromechanic, paramedic, physical education instructor, technician) managers and managers (sales manager, chief accountant, circle leader, foreman, head of the postal department, head of the economy). At the same time, the center has data only about those unemployed, officially registered, and about vacancies, employers themselves submit to it. As of May 21, two months after the start of quarantine, in Ukraine, according to the State Employment Service, there were officially 502,000 unemployed.

This is 65% more than that day of last year.

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