NEWS AND EVENTS
July 25, 2013
Uzbekistan creates 554,400 jobs in 1H
Uzbekistan created 554,400 jobs in the first half of 2013, including 344,400 jobs or 60.3% of total number in rural areas, the publication of the Ministry of Economy and the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.
About 41,600 new jobs were created to launch of new enterprises and expansion of capacities of the existing firms, 209,500 new jobs – due to creation of new small businesses and microforms, 61,000 jobs – development of individual entrepreneurship, 123,400 jobs – out-works, 70,500 jobs – at farms, 39,400 jobs due to development of production, social and market infrastructure and 8,900 jobs – due to rehabilitation of insolvent and non-operational enterprises.
About 66,900 jobs were created in 28 labour-abundant regions due to development of small enterprises and microfirms, organization of outworks, farms and rehabilitation of non-operational enterprises.
Active measures in labour market helped to increase employment level by 2.5%, wages in economy – 18.5%, average size of pensions – by 28.6%. Real aggregate incomes of population rose by 16.3%.