According to all available data from Goskomstat, the number of working inhabitants of the Nikolaev area aged from 15 till 70 years for the first half of the year 2009 decreased compared with the first half of the year 2008 by 20 400 people. Now this category of the population 535 300 people are.
The population employment rate as reports the regional center of employment, for this period decreased from 59,7% to 58,2%, however exceeds average across Ukraine (57,7%) on 0,5 accusative
Besides, the number of jobless citizens for the first half of the year 2009 compared with the first half of the year 2008 increased by 5 400 people and made 55 200 people.
Unemployment rate of the population aged from 15 till 70 years increased from 8,2% to 9,3% (average across Ukraine - 9,1%).