The continuous crisis has provoked the appearance of new problems. Unemployment is growing in Ukraine, getting frightening proportions. Nearly 400 thousand Ukrainians don’t have official work places. Such data are voiced by the representatives of the State Statistics Service. The employees of organization maintain that this is the highest figure over the past six months.

In the beginning of December 2016, this figure reached the mark of 338 thousand people.

Almost 320 thousand unemployed Ukrainians have received benefits in the employment centers at the end of last year. Recall, that the monthly payment provided by the state, is equal to 1997 UAH.

The specialists of  Statistics Service note that such fluctuations in the amount of unemployed population have periodic nature.

In January last year, the number of unemployed Ukrainian people was equal to more than 500 thousand inhabitants.

These data do not contain information on the working population of Crimea and some regions in the area of ATO.