Russia has expanded measures to support the unemployed

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”, said the press service of the Cabinet.

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, receive an allowance in the maximum size — 12 130 thousand rubles.”

we will Remind, on Monday 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 risk will be almost 35 million RRABOTNIKOV.

At the same time the most vulnerable experts attributed the self-employed and individual entrepreneurs; workers most affected sectors (transport and communications, trade, service, nutrition, sports, tourism, education, science and culture, entertainment), unstable employment as gray earnings or wages below the subsistence minimum. Account of employees of private enterprises and over 16 years old. Part of state employees with wages below the subsistence level, for example employed part-time, also joined the group vulnerable.

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.

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. 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.

on 27 may, the Minister of economic development (MED) of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov said thatBSA the cost of anti-crisis measures to support the Russian economy, aimed at combating the impact of the pandemic coronavirus has reached 3.3 trillion rubles.

2 Jun Mishustin presented to the President a national plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will be about 5 trillion rubles.

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