About 680 thousand workers were laid off in Russia since the start of the pandemic
During the self-isolation period 15 million people did not work in Russia, and 680 thousand workers were dismissed, said Maxim Reshetnikov, the head of the RF Ministry of Economic Development.
“Yes, the fact that about 680 thousand people were reduced today is bad, but this is only 4.5% of the total number of non-working people during this period - this is a good result”, - TASS writes with reference to Reshetnikov’s words.
Most of the abbreviations are from the most affected sectors of the economy. Reshetnikov expects that it will be possible to restore pre-coronavirus employment in the country next year.
Earlier Monday, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that during non-working days, official unemployment in the country grew 3.5 times. Since April this year, more than 1.9 million people are registered with employment centers. Labor Minister Anton Kotyakov said earlier that in mid-June the number of official unemployed registered in the country increased to 2.4 million people. Actual unemployment in the country affected 4.5 million Russians. According to the Minister of Labor, after a pandemic, the number of unemployed in the country may increase to 5-6 million.
At the same time, according to the head of the SuperJob recruiting portal, Alexei Zakharov, real unemployment in the country has long exceeded 10 million, and by the fall the number of unemployed Russians will double.