The number of unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2022 was 41.2 thousand, higher than the level of the fourth quarter of 2021 (22.9 thousand). Unemployment affected men to a greater extent, who made up 59.0% of the total unemployed and people from rural areas – 57.8%, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, according to Bani.md.
The unemployment rate at the country level registered a value of 4.6%, higher than 2.6% in 2021. The unemployment rate for men was 5.2%, and for women – 3.9%; in urban areas – 4.2%, and in rural areas – 4.9%.
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At the same time, 16.6% of the total number of people employed in the economy had an illicit job – they receive their salary in an envelope or “under the table” (in the fourth quarter of 2021, the same, 16.6%). The share of people who had an undeclared job constituted 22.3% of the total number of employed people (in the fourth quarter of 2021 – 23.0%).
In the non-agricultural sector, illicit employment constituted 12.2% (in the fourth quarter of 2021 – 12.0%). The largest share of people employed informally in non-agricultural activities is recorded in construction (67.2% of the total number of people employed in construction). Out of the number of people employed unofficially, employees made up 24.8%.
Out of the total number of employees, 6.9% had an undeclared job, and at the same time they received the salary “in their paws”.
The employed population was 862.4 thousand people at the end of 2022, 1.8% more than in 2021.