Over 4 mln involved in small and medium business in Kazakhstan
The working population of Kazakhstan stands at 9 million, including 6.8 million hired workers, and 2.1 million independent labor force, of which 1.6 million are sole proprietorships.
The number of small and medium enterprises rose by 27% for the last year to exceed 1.8 million. The aggregate number of those involved in this sector increased by 18.3% to make 4.1 million. The share of SMEs in the economy grew from 33.3% to 36.5%.
He also added the unemployment rate made 4.9%. The labor share in GDP reached 30.8%.