According to official data, 5, 927 unemployed have been registered in Bishkek as of January 1, 2017 which has the population of more than a million people. First Vice Mayor of Bishkek Ernis Zarlykov told today at a board meeting.
According to him, the level of registered unemployment rate is 1.3 percent.
More than 10,000 jobs have been created during the first 9 months of 2016.
According to the Mayor's Office, more than 20,290 low-income families (48,400 people) live in the capital. The number of poor households compared to 2015 decreased by 9.3 percent.
During 2016, 508 low-income residents were employed, 59 were sent to vocational training, another 61 persons - to public works.