In the Donbas is increasing unemployment

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In the Donbas is increasing unemployment

The main problems are the low level of entrepreneurship and newly established business, the low level of matching candidates to requirements of job vacancies and the outflow of motivated staff from the region.

In Lugansk and Donetsk regions in the period from 2013 to 2017, the employment rate decreased by 5-10% and the unemployment rate rose by 5-7%. This is stated in the study Four years in the war. The workforce crisis in the Donbass, said on Tuesday, may 15, Interfax-Ukraine.

“The trends observed in Ukraine over the last years, show the workforce crisis in all regions. But in the Donbass, in particular in front-line settlements of the crisis complicated the fighting, outflow of personnel, which is observed because of the war, and on the other hand a significant number of internally displaced persons”, – said the expert of the public organization Foundation.101 Galina Yanchenko during the presentation of the report in Kiev.

According to the study, the main problems are: low level of entrepreneurship and newly established business; low level of compliance of candidates with the requirements of the job, the outflow of motivated staff from the region, in particular abroad; the inefficiency of the centers of employment.

“If we talk about employment, we can see that in 2013 in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions was 60%, in 2017, the reduction was to 55% in the Luhansk region and 50% in Donetsk”, – said the expert of the analytical center of the Ukrainian Institute for the future Yaroslav Pylypchuk.

He added that the unemployment rate in 2013 increased from 8-10% to an average of 15% in 2017.

The study was conducted by members of the NGO Ukrainian Institute of the future and the Foundation.101 with the support of the UN development programme in Ukraine (UNDP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate state programs to stimulate employment in the Donbas and front-line areas.

As reported, in January in Ukraine was recorded 354,4 thousand unemployed. 45 thousand more than the previous month.

At the same time, in December increased the maximum level of unemployment assistance to 7048 hryvnia. However, the average benefit per unemployed was 2 331 UAH.

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