Russia’s registered unemployment at 3.6 mln people

Russia’s registered unemployment at 3.6 mln people

The amount of unemployed in Russia registered with employment centers currently stands at 3.6 million people, Labor and Social Protection Minister Anton Kotyakov said on Monday.

"Today ... the unemployment rate according to the method of the International Labor Organization is 6.3%. This is approximately 4.7 million citizens in search of work. The increase in relation to the initial period was 35%, or 1.2 million people," the Prime news agency cited him as saying.

"At the same time, over the same period, more than 2.5 million people were additionally registered in employment centers, that is, the number of registered people increased from 727,000 to 3.6 million people," Kotyakov added.


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