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Work conditions in Azerbaijan

The Active Population in Figures

201820192020
Labour Force 5,091,1295,103,4754,881,649

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 
201720182019
Total activity rate 71.71%72.16%72.04%
Men activity rate 74.38%74.66%74.59%
Women activity rate 69.10%69.72%69.54%

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
40 hours
Retirement Age
62 years for men and 57 years for women.
Working Contracts
There exist two types of contracts: a fixed term one and a permanent one, both having a probationary period.
For more information, consult the website of the Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the United States.
Labour Laws
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the labor regulations that apply to local entreprises.

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Cost of Labour

Minimum Wage
AZN 85 per month (source: ILO, 2011).
Average Wage
Gross average monthly wage of men: AZN 413 (source: ILO, 2010);
Gross average monthly wage of women: AZN 226 (source: ILO, 2010).
Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: 37%.
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: 1%

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Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
Trade unions are not free to exercise their rights as they undergo pressure and restrictions from the Presidency. It is especially forbidden to declare a strike in the public transport. The country violates numerous conventions of the International Labor Organization.

For more information, consult the report on the violations of trade union rights.

Unions
Trade Unions Confederation of Azerbaijan
Labour Regulation Bodies
Ministry of Economy

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