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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. This is today’s meeting about the situation on the labour market, said the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin.

“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.

Recall, 17 Jun 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.

Meanwhile in the project of the Ministry of labour posted on the Federal portal of projects of normative legal acts indicated that, according to estimates in June, losing their jobs at risk nearly 1.3 million Russians and more than half a million people work in part-time mode.

“According to the monitoring of the release of workers in connection with liquidation of the organisations or reduction of number or staff of employees as of June 2020, the number of workers under risk of dismissal is at 1 million 270 thousand browcentury”, — noted in the explanatory note to the project.

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.

2 Jun 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.

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