Alarming activity rate in Moldova. Almost every second person is unemployed

The inactivity rate of the population aged 20-64 (the proportion of the population outside the labor force aged 20-64 in the total population of the same age category) was 45.6%, increasing compared to the year previous (in the third quarter of 2021 – 45.1%), according to the data of the National Bureau of Statistics.

The value of this indicator recorded important disparities by gender and average (41.9% for men aged 20-64 versus 48.9% – women aged 20-64 and 38.3% respectively for people aged 20-64 from the urban environment versus 50.5% – people aged 20-64 from the rural environment.

Among other inactive people, there are also people who do not work and are not looking for a job in the Republic of Moldova, because they already have a job abroad or who plan to work abroad (11.2% compared to 11.0 % in the third quarter of 2021).


Another group is made up of people (declared by households) as having gone abroad to work or looking for work for a period of less than a year (7.6% or 93.5 thousand people), the number of the latter being up by 38.3% compared to the third quarter of 2021 (5.6% or 67.6 thousand).

People who have a job abroad or intend to go abroad and people who have gone abroad to work or look for work predominate among men (17.9% and 13.7% for men, respectively, compared to 6 .2% and 3.1% in women, respectively), and family care activities are more characteristic of women (21.2% compared to 1.3% for men).

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