Human Resources


Key indicators of the labor market in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Description 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Economically active population, thousand people 8 611 8 775 8 982 9 041 8 962 9 0758 963
Employed population, thousand people 8 114 8 302 8 507 8 571 8 510
8 6248 522
Employees, thousand people 5 409 5 581 5 814 5 950 6 110
6 2956 361
Self-employed, thousand people 2 705 2 720 2 693 2 621 2 400
2 3292 160
Unemployed, thousand people 497 473 475 471 452 451441
Unemployment,% 6 5 5 5 5 5 5

Source: Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Committee on Statistics


The average monthly salary in Kazakhstan, KZT

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
77 566 89 959 101 079 108 640 120 455 136 094154 632

Source: Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Committee on Statistics


Qualified Personnel
In 1993, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, established the “Bolashak” scholarship for personnel training abroad. In the list of Kazakh partners with the “Bolashak” program there are such world leading universities as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, London Imperial College, University of Chicago, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology, etc.

From 1993 till 2014, 11 126 people have been scholars of the “Bolashak” program with the following specializations: “Information Technologies and Systems”, “Industrial Engineering”, “Information Technologies”, “Information Security of Telecommunication Systems”, “Building and Architecture”, “Aviation and Space-Rocket Equipment”, “Agricultural Equipment and Technology”, etc. in 200 best Institutions of Higher Learning of 33 countries of the world. 52% of “Bolashak” scholarship holders received technical education, 43%-humanities education, and 5%-medical education.

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In June 2010 in Astana, there was launched a unique educational project of an international level – “Nazarbayev University”. This university is to be a national brand of Kazakhstan. Currently there are 11 cooperation agreements with universities included into the list of the 30 best universities of the world. They include UCL (University College London), Duke University, iCarnegie, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UPenn (University of Pennsylvania), LKY School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore), etc. Under the framework of the government’s order for educational fellowship, there were 500 grants offered for study at the university.

In Kazakhstan there are many international programs available for financing education abroad: Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, Fulbright, DAAD, Erasmus Mundus Master Courses, KOICA, FCO Chevening, Open Society Institute, etc.

Source: Nazarbayev University