It is proposed to change the order of registration of the unemployed in Kyrgyzstan. The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the country submitted amendments to the law on Promoting Employment of the Population for public discussion.
The ministry proposes to change the regulation according to which the registration of citizens in employment services as unemployed or seeking work is carried out at a place of their permanent residence.
The ministry believes that change of the procedure for recognizing citizens as unemployed will increase the number of citizens applying to employment services.
According to the ministry, the total unemployment rate in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 was 6.9 percent, official unemployment — 2.8 percent. Over the year, 147,900 people applied to employment services, 90,800 were registered as job seekers, which is 5.6 percent more than in 2017 (85,200).