Armenia's Unemployment: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst
During the state of emergency in Armenia, 12 thousand people lost their jobs. In the worst-case scenario, by the end of this year this figure may increase to 40 thousand people.
The government should admit that current anti-crisis measures are like a drop in the ocean. They can only solve (but not prevent) some of the consequences of the socio-economic crisis.
How did it happen that the republic’s leadership showed much more inspiration and excitement in struggle for power than in solution of real problems? Obviously, the reason is a high level of satisfaction with their own situation and a hedonistic desire to enjoy life. Nevertheless, the coronacrisis amends the personal plans of the prime minister, his team and other powerful people.
On June 22, Nikola Pashinyan, anticipating the growth of public discontent, states: "But our main plan is to try to create jobs for our citizens in Armenia so that they will have a chance to work here, rather than outside Armenia".
The key word is TRY. That’s why Armenian citizens do not trust and seek to leave the country. However, potential migrants should consider the high unemployment rate in Europe (especially in Germany) and the United States. Furthermore, when US President Donald Trump signed a decree on the suspension of the issuance of certain categories of work visas and the extension of restrictions on green cards. For many citizens of Armenia it became clear that they should not count on finding a better life in the States.
Of course, if you don’t start with yourself it’s very easy to find those who are responsible for all troubles. The possible change in power is also not a solution. It certainly won’t save Armenians from unemployment. Unless you consider the reward that some people have the opportunity to receive for the promotion of others to power.