21 Nov 2023 13:08

Number of unemployed citizens in Ukraine more than halves over past year - NBU

MOSCOW. Nov 21 (Interfax) - The number of registered unemployed citizens in Ukraine stood at 97,300 as of late October 2023, Ukrainian media said, citing the statistical data published on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).

The largest number of jobless citizens are among women (72,100) and young people under 35 years of age (22,500). The highest unemployment rates have been recorded in the Kiev-controlled part of the Zaporozhye region (9,000), as well as in the Dnepropetrovsk region (7,000), the Kharkov region (6,700), and the Sumy region (6,400). The lowest unemployment rates are in the Chernivtsi region (1,200), Zakarpattia (1,500) and the Ternopol region (1,800).

There were 239,100 unemployed citizens in Ukraine in late October 2022, among them 159,200 women and 56,400 people under the age of 35.

In late October 2021, i.e. before the start of the crisis, Ukraine had 260,700 unemployed citizens, including 167,300 women and 71,700 people under the age of 35.

The number of registered jobless Ukrainians collecting unemployment benefits totaled 38,600 at the end of October 2023, as compared to 194,700 in 2022 and 213,700 in 2021.

Employers' needs for workers to fill vacant jobs stood at 55,400 in late October 2023 (32,300 in 2022 and 70,300 in 2021)

The demand per vacant job (vacant position) was two people at the end of October 2023 (seven in 2022 and four in 2021).