Ukrainian unemployment expected to drop in 2014


The labor force in Ukraine reached 22.1 million persons in 2013. With the economy growing below potential, the labor market is expected to remain weak in 2013. Unemployment increased to 8.6% in 2013. However, it is expected to drop to 8.1% by the end of 2014. This is well below the EU28 average of 10.5%.

Ukraine has a population of 45.5 million people, of which 22.7 million persons were connected to the Internet last year. In 2013, 19.7 million Ukrainians had access to Internet but did not purchase any goods or services online. As a result, the Ukrainian e-shopping community consisted of 3 million people.

This is all revealed by the latest report on B2C e-commerce in Eastern Europe by Ecommerce Europe. Ecommerce Europe is the European umbrella organization for online retailers. Figures in Ecommerce Europe reports are based on the Global Online Measurement Standard for B2C E-commerce (GOMSEC). Ecommerce Europe also published comprehensive Regional Reports on B2C E-commerce in Central Europe, Southern Europe, Northern Europe and Western Europe. All the reports are powered by GfK, GlobalCollect, Informatica, RichRelevance and Salesupply.

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