Russians want to insure against unemployment a new

the Ministry of labour and social protection (mintrud) is ready to support the idea of introducing in Russia the unemployment insurance.

If it is implemented, then the salaries of citizens will begin taking contributions in a special Fund, from which they will receive benefits in the event of loss of place, the newspaper “Izvestia”.

However, the Ministry clarifies that the possibility of developing a system can be thought of only after the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) and the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia (FNPR) will come to a common opinion on the issue, including about the cost of premiums.

But business opposes: not every company in a crisis are ready to increase the financial burden. In addition, emphasizes the publication, the authorities repeatedly declared the need to alleviate the burden on the company.

Recall, on the eve was published the data of Rosstat, according to which the number of unemployed in Russia is calculated according to ILO methodology, increased in April to 4.3 million vs. 3.4 million in March. The increase in the number of unemployed in April 2020 in annual terms (i.e. by April 2019) amounted to 21%, as compared to March 2020 and 23.4%.

From this it follows that the unemployment rate in April was 5.8% of the labour force. This is the highest figure since April of 2016.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova has specified that in Russia there are 1 million 665 thousand officially registered unemployed.

However, the results of the survey “Levada-center”, which was held in April, a quarter of Russians (25%) experienced delayed payments of wages and redundancies (26%). Almost a third of respondents (32%), in the family which is involved, replied that they personally or their family members have already touched upon the problem of reducing wages.

let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spreadniya 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 that the total 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.

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