Unemployment pointed out as biggest problem by 30% of Armenia’s population – study

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YEREVAN, August 1. /ARKA/. Residents of Armenia consider unemployment as the biggest problem of the country, which remains the same for many years, according to the study “Caucasian Barometer – 2019” conducted by the Caucasus Research Resources Center.

The survey was conducted from February 21 to March 15, 2020 among 1491 adult respondents, 31% of whom live in Yerevan, 33% in other cities, and 36% in villages. It is mentioned that 55% of the survey’s respondents are men, the main part – 35% of respondents with secondary education, and about 52% have a job.

“The major problem that Armenia faces today is unemployment, according to 30% of the population. In 2012, 45% of the respondents though so and in 2008, 30%voiced the same opinion,” the study says.

It also says that 14% of the respondents pointed out poverty as the main problem (16% in 2012, and in 2008 corruption was indicated in second place – 20%).

Unresolved territorial conflicts came third for importance (9% of respondents). In 2012, inflation (6%) was third, and in 2008 – poverty (14%).

The lack of peace in the country was singled out among the problems by 7% and the inaccessibility of medical services by 5%. In 2012, the list of problems also included low salaries and corruption (5% each), and in 2008 – low pensions (9%) and inflation (6%).

The study has been conducted since 2004 in three countries – Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan and is aimed at presenting the main political, economic and social trends. –0–

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