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At least 77,800 unemployed officially registered in Kyrgyzstan

At least 98,400 citizens of Kyrgyzstan are registered with employment services, 77,800 of them have the official status of unemployed. Press service of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan reported.

Since the beginning of the year, 34,500 people have turned to employment services. About 19,200 people obtained consultations on labor and employment legislation, on the possibility of vocational training and retraining, on choice of a profession.

«With the assistance of the employment services in the republic, 3,600 people got jobs. Active labor market measures (paid public works, vocational training) covered 2,000 people,» the ministry said.

To increase the competitiveness of the unemployed in the labor market, 864 people have been sent to vocational training, mainly in such specialties as gas-electric welder, hairdresser, computer operator, accountant with knowledge of 1C, cook, seamstress, tailor, office manager, electrician, driver.