The total number of unemployed in Russia increased in the beginning of summer to 10 million people due to restrictions imposed because of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 will not change during the year. This forecast was made by the founder of the service to find work Superjob.ru Alexei Zakharov.
In his view, “the growth of real unemployment should not wait”. “In the coming year unemployment will fluctuate around the number of 10 million people”, — quotes “Interfax” expert.
At the same time, he expects growth in registered unemployment since the beginning of autumn. “With regard to the registered unemployed, their numbers will continue to grow. I think that in September we will see additional growth of registered unemployment”, predicts Zakharov.
We will remind, on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting that the employment centers across the country was 3 million people. According to him, unemployment is still high, and the market difficulties remain.
On Monday the first Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov announced the preliminary assessment that the level of unemployment in Russia in June was 6.3%. “In June, now figures yet, they should appear in the near future, but it is estimated that the unemployment rate will be 6.3%,” — said the first Deputy Prime Minister.
At the same time, for his part, Putin then added that the authorities managed to prevent “explosive, as in some countries, the dramatic growth of unemployment.”
Earlier on 17 June, 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.
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 older.
On 2 July, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin reported that the Russian government will allocate 4 billion rubles for the creation of temporary jobs in the regions. According to him, the authorities pay greater attention to “support for the unemployed and people on the brink of dismissal.” “Today, the government will allocate over 4 billion rubles for the creation of temporary jobs. The funds we send to the regions for partial reimbursement for the salaries of employees,” — said Mishustin.
The Prime Minister said, “the citizens who applied to the employment service and the unemployed will be offered employment in construction, agriculture or transport, utilities, landscaping, and social services care for the elderly”.
“In addition, in enterprises where employees transferred to part-time employment, it will be possible to arrange for additional temporary work. These measures will help to temporarily employ more than 80 thousand people, — said the head of government.
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, 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, was sent to the President a revised draft of the national plan.
On 2 July the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolychev said that the total cost of the measures (the bailout package), aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection in Russia and mitigating economic impacts from restrictions imposed, estimated to be worth about 4 trillion rubles. According to him, the main focus of the budget measures were made on several fronts: strengthening health systems, supporting citizens and businesses, the balancing of regional budgets.
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