unemployment in Russia in June, according to preliminary estimates, amounted to 6.3%. Such data today at a meeting of the strategic development Board and the national projects led by the first Vice Prime Minister Andrei Belousov.
“In June, now figures yet, they should appear in the near future, but it is estimated that the unemployment rate will be 6.3%”, — quotes the first Deputy PRIME Minister.
At the same time, for his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the authorities managed to prevent “explosive, as in some countries, the dramatic growth of unemployment.”
earlier, on 17 June, labor Minister Anton Kotkov said that the Russian labor market has passed the peak of the pandemic. “Overall, today’s labour market in the Russian Federation has passed the peak of the pandemic is much better than in many countries”, — said the Minister. “We see that we have the unemployment rate in may was 6.1%,” — he added, noting that on June 17 the official unemployed in Russia, there were 2,476 million citizens.
was Later published data of Rosstat, according to which the overall level of unemployment in Russia rose in may to 6.1% after 5.8% in April and amounted to 4.5 million people. This is the maximum value since March 2012 (when the unemployment rate was 6.3%).
In April 2020, according to the Ministry, the unemployed according to ILO methodology was classified 4.3 million people aged 15 years and over.
on 2 July, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin reported that the Russian government will allocate 4 billion rubles for the creation of temporary jobs in the regions. According to him, the authorities pay greater attention to “support for the unemployed and people on the brink of dismissal.” “Today, the government will allocate over 4 billion rubles for the creation of temporary jobs. The funds we send to the regions for partial reimbursement for wages of employees,” said Mishustin.
As the Prime Minister said, “the citizens who applied to the employment service and the unemployed will be offered employment in construction, agriculture or transport, public utilities, land improvement and social care services for older people.”
“Besides, at the enterprises, where employees transferred to part-time employment, it will be possible to arrange for additional temporary work. These measures will help to temporarily employ more than 80 thousand people, — said the head of government.
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.
may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19.
on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the nationwide state plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. June 19, Putin was sent a revised draft of the national plan.
July 2, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolychev said that the total cost of the measures (the bailout package), aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection in Russia and mitigating economic impacts from restrictions imposed, estimated to be worth about 4 trillion rubles. According to him, the main focus of the budget measures were made on several fronts: strengthening health systems, supporting citizens and businesses, balancing regionalnational budgets.
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