Unemployment rate in Zhanaozen lowest in Kazakhstan

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ASTANA. April 5. KAZINFORM "The lowest unemployment rate in the country - 4.8 % is in Zhanaozen,"  Kazakh Minister of Labor and Social Protection Byrzhan Nurymbetov announced at the meeting with participation of First Vice Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov in Zhanaozen.

According to B. Nurymbetov, the population of Zhanaozen increased twice for the last ten years and exceeded 121 thousand people. The demographic increase is connected with the natural population growth that effects to the age structure of people. 35% of the population is children. That is why incomes of the population are the key issue.

In addition, the city differs from other regions with the high level of employment - 95.4% and the prevalence of wage labor - 93% of the working population; less than 7% are self-employed residents."

 

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