Georgia’s  unemployment rate dropped 0.7%

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.7%

access_time2019-08-21 13:05:09



In the II quarter of 2019 Georgia’s  unemployment rate dropped by 0.7% compared with the same  period of the previous year and stood at 11.4 percent.

In the II quarter of 2019 economically capable citizens  account for 63.7 percent of the able-bodied population ( aged 15 and older). In comparison to the same quarter of the previous year, the economic activity rate decreased by 0.3 percentage point, while the employment rate increased by 0.2 percentage point. In urban settlements as well as in rural areas the employment rate increased by 0.2 and 0.1 % respectively compared to the same period of the previous year. In urban settlements the economic activity rate was decreased by 0.2 percentage point compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, while in rural areas - by 0.6%.

In the 2nd  quarter of 2019, the hired employees accounted for 50.2 percent of  the employed that is 1.1% less compared to the same period of the previous year. 

The unemployment rate is lower in rural than in urban areas. In the II quarter of 2019, the unemployment rate in urban settlements was reduced by 0.6 percentage point compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, while in rural settlements - by 0.8 percentage point.

The unemployment rate for men is traditionally higher than for women and in the 2nd quarter 2019  was 2.6%  higher than for women. In addition, the unemployment rate dropped by 0.4 % for women and by 1.1% for men compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. 

The activity rate is higher for men than for women. In the II quarter of 2019 activity rate for women was 55.3 % and for men - 73.5. The activity rate for women was decreased by 0.4 and by 0.2% for men, compared to the same period of last year.

In the 2nd quarter 2019 the employment rate for women remained almost the same, while for men increased by 0.6% compared to the same period of the previous year. 


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