The unemployment rate in Georgia decreased by 0.7% to 11.4% in the second quarter of 2019, said the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
In Q2 the economically active population constituted 63.7% of the working age population (population aged 15 and older).
“In comparison with the same quarter of the previous year, the economic activity rate decreased by 0.3%, while the employment rate increased by 0.2%”, said Geostat.
In urban settlements as well as in rural settlements compared to the corresponding period of the previous year the employment rate increased by 0.2% and by 0.1% respectively.
Geostat said that traditionally the unemployment rate was higher for men than for women.
“In Q2 the indicator was 2.6% higher for men compared to the corresponding indicator for women”, said Geostat.
In addition, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.4% for women and by 1.1% for men compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. (Agenda/Business World Magazine)