private, collective and state sectors was prolonged.
The fast growth of employment in private sector of economy is reached
mainly due to the development of personal subsidiary agriculture and
self-employment of population. 186.8 thousands people, or 22.1% of the
total number of employed in the economy belonged to these structures.
The rapid upsurge of economic activity, realization of the regional
employment programs improved the situation at the labor market.
Increase of the number of industry workers (by 7.8 thousands people) was
marked in 2001 firstly.
During 2001 10000 new workplaces in various spheres of the regional
economy were created.
As the result, the level of registered regional unemployment is still
one of the lowest in Ukraine – 3.29% of able-bodied population.
The education in the region today is a stable system with positive
development and a good potential.
672 general educational institutions operate in the region. Their basic
advantages are varied network, opportunity to chose among the
institutions and educational programs depending on individual
educational requirements of the pupils.
The system of free non-school education has been saved and optimized
(there are 82 institutions, including palaces, houses, centers of
creativity for children and youth, profile institutions of technical,
aesthetic creativity, sports, tourist, ecological hobby groups and so
There are 630 pre-school institutions, with 40190 of children being
brought up there.
Radical changes took place in the system of the regional professional
and technical education. Its development, first of all, is determined by
the reformation of the economy, change of labour market requirements. 42
professional educational institutions operate in the region nowadays.
One of priority directions of educational institutions reforming is the
use of modern technologies of personnel training.
Today the institutes of higher education of Zaporizhzhya region are the
powerful factor of personnel and scientific training of regional social
and economic development. Today there are 35 state higher educational
institutions in the region with 75 thousands of domestic and foreign
students studying there.
Institutions of high education (such as Zaporizhzhya National technical
university, Zaporizhzhya state university, Zaporizhzhya state technical
academy and so on) train the highly skilled staff: professionals with up
to date knowledge of industry, agriculture, education, medicine, culture
and so forth. Agriculture specialists are trained by 7 institutions 1
from which is «Tavrijs’ka state agricultural and technical academy» of
III-IV level of accreditation and other 6 – of I-II level of
The mechanisms of support of the gifted students and learning youth,
formation of the future intellectual elite are implemented at a regional
level. The search by high educational institutions for their future
students among the winners of intellectual competitions of school youth
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