Poll: Almost half of Russians had no savings by the beginning of coronavirus

45% of Russians are completely or almost had no savings by the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus. It is reported by RBC with reference to the report of the analytical center of the NAFI poll in June.

Only 26% of respondents have accumulated the money to survive the isolation mode without a source of income.

29% of Russian respondents said that their savings were insufficient at a time of crisis.

46% of all respondents faced financial difficulties.

According to surveys by the NAFI, in February 6% of Russians assessed their financial situation with the words “barely make ends meet ends meet”. In April so replied 11%.

From 21 to 28% increase in the percentage of those who reported that the products have enough money, but buying clothes is difficult. Meanwhile, from 44 to 36% reduction in the proportion of those who do not have difficulty in buying food and clothing, but could hardly afford the purchase of household appliances.

Poll NAFI was conducted on a nationally representative sample of 2 thousand people is not less than 46 regions in 152 settlements of Russia.

Earlier, the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin said that Russia has managed to avoid the “explosive growth” of unemployment, although from 1 April, the number of officially registered unemployed has jumped 3.5 times.

“From 1 April the number of people who were officially registered in employment authorities as unemployed grew by more than 3.5 times, but, according to the Ministry of labor, sharp, explosive growth of unemployment was avoided,” — said the Prime Minister.

According to Rosstat, overall unemployment rate 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%).

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