The unemployment rate in Ukraine in the 4th quarter of 2020 increased by 0.6 percentage points to the previous quarter, from 9.5% to 10.1%, with the actual number of officially unemployed citizens amounting to 1.8 million.
That's according to the State Statistics Service.
The report says the number of employed citizens aged 15-70 in the fourth quarter of 2020 amounted to 15.7 million, while the employment rate of the population aged 15-70 stood at 55.3%.
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The Cabinet's macroeconomic forecast for the next three years projects the unemployment rate for the population aged 15 to 70 at 9.2% in 2021, 8.5% in 2022, and 8% in 2023.
Reporting by UNIAN