6,000 new jobless since December 2008
Fineko/abc.az reports that according to Arif Veliyev, the chief statistician of Azerbaijan 6,000 people have lost their jobs since December 2008. The report continues that "as of 1st February 2009 five registered unemployed persons claimed per vacancy in Azerbaijan against four ones in December and three ones in September of 2008."
Keep in mind that these are official statistics yet.
Not so long ago, on February 2008, the government claimed that it has created 650,000 new jobs within last four years (of them 480,000 – permanent ones) and the problem of employment would be fully settled in near future.