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Quarter of Ukrainians remain unemployed

Quarter of Ukrainians remain unemployed 25% of Ukrainians are still unemployed (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

In September 2023, 44% of those who were employed before the war remained in their regular workplaces, 14% worked partially or remotely, and 15% found new jobs, according to data from a survey conducted by the "Rating" Sociological Group.

However, a quarter (25%) of those surveyed are still not working at this time. This represents a decrease in unemployment compared to June when the unemployment rate was at 30%.

Among displaced individuals, there has been an increase in the number of those who have secured new jobs and are working under normal conditions. The percentage of unemployed among them has decreased from half to 40% compared to the beginning of 2023.

The survey was conducted on September 5-7, 2023, among 1,000 respondents in all regions except for the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas, as well as areas without Ukrainian mobile communication at the time of the survey. The margin of error for the representativeness of the study with a confidence level of 95% is no more than 3.1%.

Unemployment data

According to data from the National Bank of Ukraine, the unemployment rate in 2022, based on the International Labor Organization methodology, was 21.1%, which means that over 2 million people were looking for work. For 2023, a forecast of 19.0% unemployment is predicted, followed by 16.9% in 2024 and 14.4% in 2025.

The government of Ukraine anticipates a decrease in the unemployment rate to 13.4% in 2024, down from 18.8% in 2023.