labor Minister Anton Kotkov claims that the Russian labor market has passed the peak of the pandemic.
Speaking today at the social forum of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP), the Minister pointed out that “in General, today the labour market in the Russian Federation has passed the peak of the pandemic is much better than in a number of countries”.
“We see that we have the unemployment rate in may was 6.1%,” — quoted PRIME Kotakova.
He also said that on June 17 the official unemployed in Russia, there were 2,476 million citizens.
we will Remind, on Monday, labor Minister reported to President Vladimir Putin that the number of officially registered unemployed in Russia exceeds 2.4 million people.
the Minister said that only in Russia on June 1, there were over 4.5 million unemployed. “Over the past two months the number of unemployed has increased by almost 1 million 50 thousand,” said Katkov.
According to him, in April, there were more than 450 thousand unemployed in may — more than 930 thousand
last week, the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree by which the unemployed will receive additional assistance from the state. In particular, “for three months shall be extended the opportunity to receive unemployment benefits for those who after March 1, ended the period of payment”.
in addition, increasing the minimum unemployment benefits for may—July — up to 4 thousand 500 rubles.
the Decree also extends “the number of families with children under 18 years, which together with the unemployment benefits will receive a payment for each child in the amount of 3,000 rubles per month in June—August.”
in Addition, according to the document, “individual entrepreneurs who were forced to stop their activities after March 1 and officially recognized as unemployed, Paulucaut allowance in the maximum size — 12 130 thousand rubles.”
Before that, during the meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers, Mishustin expressed confidence that the situation on the Russian labor market is gradually stabiliziruemost. “The situation on the labor market is gradually stabiliziruemost. This is partly due to the phased exit of regions from quarantine mode. The role played by a package of measures to support employment and the economy, the government,” — said the head of government.
meanwhile, experts of the Institute for social analysis and forecasting Ranhigs warned previously that half of the workers in Russia (49,7%) is subject to the risks of dismissal, reduction or delay of wages, and a forced leave of absence. As suggested by the authors of the study, the epidemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 that led to temporary plant closures and decline in production, was a major shock to the Russian labor market.
According to estimates by the Russian Academy of national economy, based on the total number of the employed in Russia (70 million people, according to Rosstat), the group risk will be nearly 35 million workers.
Meanwhile, experts of the Center for macroeconomic analysis and short-term forecasting last week did not rule out that the economic crisis in Russia may return to the agenda of the “forgotten problem of mass unemployment”: the level threatens to jump to 8-10% of the workforce in the case of the implementation not an optimistic scenario.
let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.
on may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the endand may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19. He also announced the beginning of implementation of the third package of anti-crisis measures, under which the state, in particular, will increase targeted support for families with children, small businesses, individual entrepreneurs and self-employed. In addition, Putin instructed the government to prepare a national plan for long-term development of the economy, the recovery in employment and incomes.
2 Jun Mishustin presented to President plan for economic recovery in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that it will cost about 5 trillion rubles.
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