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Economic development Ministry: Russia has cut 680 thousand workers during the period of quarantine

Full tape of POLIT.RU 30.06.2020 at 03:29

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The Minister of economic development Maxim Reshetnikov reported that during the quarantine restrictions did not work for about 15 million people, of which 680 thousand or 4.5% has been reduced, reports TASS.

the opinion of the Minister, "it is in General a good result."

At the meeting of the government on the situation in the labour market Reshetnikov noted that since April 1, more than 2 million unemployed were registered in employment services, one third of them are employees that have been cut. According to him, the reduction occurred mainly in the affected industries.

Reshetnikov said that thanks to the adopted package of measures to support the economy in 2021, the employment rate will return to the figure of 2019.

the Minister noted that the measures of employment support, tend to be lasting. For example, the program of crediting of the enterprises under 2% according to the state program of support of employment is valid until 1 March 2021. That will also help to stabilize employment, said Reshetnikov.

in addition, according to the head of the Ministry, dozens of measures aimed at the structural support of the labour market. For example, will be organized retraining of the unemployed, they will master remote forms of employment.

on 15 June the Minister of labor and social protection Anton Kotkov reported that on June 1, in Russia the number of officially registered unemployed is 2.4 million people. According to him, the actual unemployment rate in Russia, according to Rosstat is more than 4.5 million Over the last two months the number of unemployed increased by 1 million people.

on 1 June the head of the Confederation of labour of Russia (KTR), a member of the Council under the President of Russia on human rights Boris Kravchenko reported that the real number of unemployed in the country exceeds the data of the Ministry of labour and amounts to about 8 million people.