For September 1, 2008 the population of Nikolaev made 504,4 thousand people. For January - August 2008р. the number of the population was reduced by 2 thousand people or for 0,4%.
In January - September, 2008 10,1 thousand unoccupied used work of citizens that is 6,2% less than the corresponding period of last year services of public service of employment. From among unoccupied 48,9% got the official status of the unemployed.
The number of the registered unemployed for October 1, 2008 made 1,9 thousand people that is 21,2% less, than a year ago. Level of the registered unemployment around the city made 0,6% of quantity of resident population of able-bodied age and it appeared below last year's level for 0,1%.