YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–By August 1–1999–197,756 people were registered for unemployment in Armenia–1000 more since July 1. Most of the unemployed–111,749–are women. The average unemployment level in Armenia is 11.2 percent. The highest level was registered in Shirak at 20.9 percent and the lowest in Aragatsotn at 2.4 percent. In Yerevan the unemployment level is 10.1 percent.
Sixty-four percent of the unemployed are laborers. Most of the unemployed that have had higher education are citizens with technical education. Economists–teachers and doctors are in demand in the country. Currently there are approximately 1000 vacant job opportunities.