The Tajik authorities have been declaring plans to create new jobs for years; the situation, however, is changing in the opposition direction. 

The national employment support program designed for 2023-2027 provides for creating 221,000 new jobs in Tajikistan this year, which is 7.7 percent more than last year.  

In accordance with the forecast of socio-economic indicators of Tajikistan’s regions, more than 1.2 million new jobs are expected to be created in all sectors of the country’s economy during 2023-2027, including 748,000 new jobs (56 percent) being created in real sectors of the economy and more than 506,000 new jobs (40.4 percent) being created in the sector of services.     

Out of a total number of being created new jobs, 457,000, or 36.4 percent, are permanent jobs amount and the rest are temporary and seasonal works.  

The estimated budget for implementation of the national employment support program for 2023-2027 is about 234 million somonis.  

Compared to 2022, the country’s labor resources are expected to increase by 10 percent by 2027, reaching 6.4 million.   Accordingly, with the growth of labor resources, the labor force will increase by 8.7 percent by 2027, reaching more than 2.8 million.  

According to official statistics, there number of Tajikistan’s economically active population in 2022 was about 2.6 million. 

The Tajik authorities have been declaring plans to create new jobs for years, but the situation shows that more and more people cannot find a decent job inside the country and they are traveling to other countries, primarily to Russia, seeking better employment opportunities.   Jobs with a salary of up to 2,000 somonis do not meet the needs of families for a long time.  

An estimated 800,000 Tajik seasonal workers travel to the Russian each year for seasonal employment.  

Meanwhile, there is a strange casus in Tajikistan - we actually have jobs, but there are no suitable specialists for these jobs.