Kyrgyzstan with its number of unemployed ranks 6th among CIS countries. According to CIS Statistics Committee, there are overall, including those who don’t turn register with unemployment services, 11 mln unemployed in the CIS. However, in 2003, there are only 3,4 mln officially registered unemployed. Among them 16333.3 thousand are in Russia, 1107.3 thousand - in the Ukraine, 191.6 thousand – in Kazakhstan, 146.5 thousand - in Belarus, 127.7 thousand - in Armenia, 61.3 thousand – in Kyrgyzstan, 52.3 thousand in Azerbaijan, 46.6 thousand - in Tajikistan, 41.3 thousand - in Georgia, 33.4 thousand – in Moldavia. There is no information disclosed on Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
“Fergana”, June 14, 2003