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Unemployment rate in Russia has reached a historical minimum — Rambler News Service


Photo: Sergey of Savostyanov/TASS the Ministry of Labour of Russia during monitoring has recorded from August 8 to August 15 a historical minimum of unemployment since 1991, Ministry of Labor has reported. The indicator was nearly 685 thousand people. "From August 8 to August 15, 2018 the number of the jobless citizens registered in bodies of the employment service has decreased on 2 420 people and was 684 760 people. It is a historical minimum of registered unemployment for all history of observations of this indicator – since 1991" — the Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation Maxim Topilin has said. According to him, now in the Russian labor market the deficiency of a manpower is observed. Leave him given rise during a babyboom after the Great Patriotic War, and there is a generation of the 1990th years famous for the small number. Last year the number of the registered unemployed was 784 260 people. During the period from August 8 to August 15 the current year decrease in number of the unemployed has happened in 60 regions of Russia at once. Most strongly indicators have changed in the Chukchi and Nenets autonomous areas, the Republics of Karelia, Mari El and Tyva and also the Magadan, Pskov and Voronezh regions. In addition, the number of the unemployed in the Kamchatka and Transbaikal regions was reduced. Growth of number of the unemployed was recorded in 23 regions of Russia, including in the republics Crimea, by Tatarstan, Kalmykia, Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria and also the Kaliningrad, Lipetsk, Kostroma, Tyumen regions and Sevastopol. In the Kursk and Novgorod regions the number of jobless citizens hasn't changed. The total number of busy citizens on idle time, on a holiday by agreement of the parties or the working part-time, was 106 657 people. The most part from them, namely 84 802 persons, work part-time. 20 266 more people are in idle time at the initiative of the head, and 1 589 people were on vacation by agreement of the parties. As of August 15 the level of registered unemployment on average in Russia was 0,9% that is 0,1% less than an indicator of the same day of last year. The quantity of vacancies in bodies of the employment service was 1,7 million.

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