The Ministry of Labor Announced a Slowdown in Unemployment Growth in Russia
"In March, the unemployment rate in the Russian Federation was 4.7%, in May this figure rose to 6.1%, and already today the rate of unemployment growth is slowing down," he said at the ILO global summit "COVID-19 and the Labor Sphere".
According to him, in order to achieve such a low growth of unemployment, a number of urgent measures have been taken: subsidies for the salaries of employees of enterprises in the affected industries have been allocated, which made it possible to preserve teams. A package of credit support measures has also been organized.
Restrictive measures have accelerated the process of automation, a significant breakthrough occurred in the digitalization of public services, a serious impetus was given to the development of distance education, the Minister noted.
"We all still have a long way to go to get back to the pre-crisis level, but cooperation within the International Labour Organization will make this work more effective," Anton Kotyakov added.
According to official data, over 1 million Russians have been unemployed since the beginning of the pandemic crisis.