labor Minister Anton Kotkov announced today new measures to stabilize the situation on the labour market and the support of the Russians in the conditions of economic crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19.
As the Minister said at the meeting, which was chaired by President Vladimir Putin, is proposed to increase by 3 months the minimum unemployment benefits 3 times to 4.5 thousand rubles, to pay individual entrepreneurs, who closed the case, allowance of 12 130 rubles, reports RIA “Novosti”.
in addition, the Ministry has considered it necessary to extend the payment of the previously assigned unemployment benefits for 3 months.
Kotkov also proposed to extend the surcharge to 3 thousand rubles for children up to 18 years for those who have lost a job before March 1.
in Addition, the Ministry proposes to organize public works for those who was under risk of dismissal. Moreover, companies that organize public work for their employees will be compensated part of expenses.
overall, Katkov stated that now the country is in idle mode are 1.5 million workers on unpaid leave are 280 thousand Russians, unemployment benefits since March, more than 400 thousand people and more than 2 million Russians with April got fired because of a pandemic, said TASS.
the Minister also pointed out that the most difficult situation on the share of officially registered unemployment has developed in Tuva, Chechnya, and Ingushetia.
“By the share of officially registered unemployed of the economically active population is the most difficult situation is observed in the Republics of Tuva, Chechnya and Ingushetia, where this figure reaches 9 to 11% of the economically active population”, — said the head of the Ministry of labor.
According to him, the greatest number of officially registered unemployed accounts for Moscow, Moscow region and Krasnodar Krai.
let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful influence for about a month.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 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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