Number of persons engaged in economy and salaries
For the state of January 1, 2019 number of employees engaged in the country economy compared to the corresponding period of the previous year increased by 1.8 percent and made 1551.7 thousand person and 884.5 thousand of them were the employees of the public sector and 667.2 thousand person were the employees of the private sector.
21.6 percent of employees were engaged in education, 18.5 percent in trade; repair of transport means, 13.6 percent in industry, 8.5 percent in health and social services provided to population, 7.0 percent in public administration and defence; social security, 6.8 percent in construction, 4.6 percent in transport and warehouse, 3.5 percent in professional, scientific and technical activity, 3.3 percent in agriculture, forestry and fishing, 1.6 percent in finance and insurance and 11.0 percent in other fields of economy.
In 2018 average monthly nominal salary of employees engaged in the country economy compared to the previous year increased by 3.0 percent and made 544.6 AZN. Average monthly nominal salary in the sphere of mining industry, finance and insurance, professional, scientific and technical activity, information and communication, transportation and storage, as well as construction was higher.