Contradictory Official Statistics about Workplaces
2017 November 08 ( Wednesday ) 12:48:55
Baku / 08.11.17 / Turan: Information on the opening of thousands of jobs since the beginning of this year does not stand up to criticism, even according to the same official data provided by the State Statistics Committee and the Ministry of Taxes.
According to the information presented by zealous officials to the head of the state http://president.az/articles/24725, for six months of this year 122,000 new jobs were opened in Azerbaijan, of which 101,000 are permanent. Later the State Statistics Committee led higher rates for the "opened" new jobs: 174,000 new jobs, of which 119,300 are permanent.
Over the next three months, the number of jobs http://president.az/articles/25478 grew at a more rapid pace, and for January-September this figure already reached 226,000 (permanent jobs - 171,000).
These data are refuted by no one else, but by the same report of the State Statistics Committee on employment as of July 1, 2017. According to this agency, for six months of this year, employment grew only by 32,800 people and at the beginning of July the index was 4,792,700 people.
In addition, according to the same propaganda, "as a result of the measures taken" within the framework of the next state program of social and economic development of the regions, from the beginning of 2014 to July 1 this year, 613,700 new jobs were opened in the country. Of these, 470,400 are presented as permanent. However, the same State Statistics Committee in the quarterly updated labor statistics leads other indicators. In fact, in 2014-2017 the number of employed population increased by 262,800 people.
The other day the Accounting Chamber based on the data of the Ministry of Taxes disclosed information on the number of taxpayers. These indicators more clearly demonstrate the politicization of official data on employment and unemployment in the country. According to this information https://goo.gl/Xjgc8p, the dynamics of taxpayers over the past three years has changed as follows:
July 1, 2015 - 211,305
July 1, 2016 - 197,664
July 1, 2017 - 197,829.
As it follows from these statistics, the number of taxpayers in the structure of which a high proportion is held by individuals engaged in entrepreneurship, without creating a legal entity, not only did not increase, but, on the contrary, decreased by 23,476 in three years. At the same time, in Azerbaijan, as of July 1, 2017, there were officially 770,000 individuals engaged in entrepreneurial activities in the tax accounting, as well as 112,600 legal entities. -08--