The total number of people in need of work in the country is about 1.5 million. The number of labor resources is almost 19.5 million people.
As of January 1, 2022, the unemployment rate in Uzbekistan amounted to 9.6%, having decreased by 0.9% compared to the same period last year, and increased by 0.2% compared to January-September 2021, the press service of the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations reported.
It was noted that as of January 1, 2022, the number of labor resources amounted to 19,345.0 thousand people, it increased by 101.1% or 202.6 thousand people compared to the same period in 2020. The number of people employed in the economy amounted to 13,538.9 thousand people, increased by 2.3% (299.3 thousand people) compared to the same period last year.
As of January 1, 2022, the number of people employed in the official sector amounted to 6,196.3 thousand people, compared to the same period in 2020, the number of people employed in legal entities increased by 6.3% or 314.8 thousand people.
According to the survey, the total number of people in need of work was 1,441.8 thousand people, and the unemployment rate among the economically active population was 9.6%. The unemployment rate among those aged 16-30 was 15.1%, while the unemployment rate among women was 13.3%.
As of January 1, 2022, the economically inactive population of the country amounted to 4,364.2 thousand people, increased by 0.5% or 19.8 thousand people compared to the same period last year.
In January-December 2021, 879.5 thousand people applied to the district (city) employment centers for help in finding a job.