The unemployment rate among the economically active population aged 15-70 years increased from 9.9% in the first quarter of 2016 to 10.1% in the first quarter of 2017. & nbsp; This is stated in the State Statistics.
According to the results of a sample survey of the population (households) on economic activity, the number of employed people aged 15-70 years in the I quarter of 2017 was 15.9 million people, and the number Unemployed – 1.8 million people.
The employment rate of the population aged 15-70 years, compared to the data of the previous year, decreased by 0.4 percentage points. And amounted to 55.2%, and among the working-age population – by 0.1 percentage points. And 63.3% respectively.