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In Ukraine, 60% of internally displaced persons have lost their jobs

More than 6.6 million people in Ukraine are officially internally displaced now.

The International Organization for Migration called the situation critical / photo ua.depositphotos.com

In Ukraine 60% internally displaced personswho had a job prior to their displacement lost it.

About it informs International Organization for Migration (IOM). According to the organization, more than 6.6 million people are currently internally displaced.

According to the organization, 60% of people who had a job before their displacement have now lost it, 9% had no income from the start of the war, and 35% reported that their family’s monthly income does not exceed UAH 5,000, which is UAH 1,500. less than the minimum wage in Ukraine.

“The situation with the employment of internally displaced persons remains quite critical and is one of the reasons pushing people to return,” the study says.

More than 6.6 million people are now internally displaced in Ukraine, according to the organization’s survey conducted July 17-23. This figure is 15% of the total population of Ukraine and has increased slightly compared to the end of June, because people continue to leave the east, south and north of the country.

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At the same time, 5.5 million previously displaced returned home, the vast majority of them were in Ukraine and 16% – abroad. The main regions of return are Kyiv and the region, as well as Kharkov, Odessa and Chernihiv regions.

Since the beginning of the war, the State Statistics Service has not published data on employment. According to the latest data for 2021, the unemployment rate in Ukraine amounted to 10.3%.

As reported, due to the war unemployment rate in Ukraine jumped to a record 35%. Due to the deep decline in economic activity and migration due to security risks in the frontline regions, a significant part of the population has lost their jobs, analysts say.

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