The number of official unemployed in the Russian Federation dropped below 3 million people

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The number of officially registered unemployed in Russia in December decreased compared with November and amounted to 2.92 million people on December 16. This is stated in the review of the Ministry of Economic Development “The picture of the economy”, reported on Friday, December 18, “RIA Novosti”.

“The number of officially registered unemployed in November continued to decline and at the end of the month amounted to 3.17 million people (3.48 million people at the end of October), on December 16 – 2.92 million people,” the document says.

The rise in unemployment occurred in Russia in the spring of this year against the background of the adopted restrictions in the economy in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of April, the number of officially unemployed people almost doubled compared to the results of March – to 1.311 million people. Growth continued in the following months, peaking at the end of September, when 3.687 million people were registered at the labor exchange.

In October, it began to be observed – at the end of the month, their number amounted to 3.47 million people (217 thousand less than at the end of September). This trend continued in November.

On December 16, it became known that the number of vacancies in Moscow has more than doubled since the beginning of the pandemic and is more than 260 thousand. Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development Anastasia Rakova stressed that active employment and the return of people to the labor market are now priorities of the authorities …

From January to October 2020, more than 1 million unemployed citizens found work and were deregistered at employment centers, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection reported in November.

In 2019, this figure was 660 thousand people, the department noted.

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