Putin: Unemployment in Russia reached 1.9 million people and there is nothing unexpected

Unemployment in Russia reached 1.9 million people. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on the situation in the labour market.

As reported TASS, Putin said: the latest data show that in Russia is increasing the official unemployment rate. “There is nothing unexpected for us”, — Putin said. He called the question of the labour market one of the most important in the situation of the epidemic of the coronavirus and related limitations that adversely affected the economy of the whole world. “Demand has fallen, decreased business activity, frozen a cooperation and investment plans,” he listed Putin.

He acknowledged that all this has an impact on the Russian enterprises, for example, when they are unable to purchase necessary components. The decline in the economies of all countries of the world adversely affected the labour market, and also worldwide, he added.

He demanded that the government of the Russian Federation and heads of regions to respond to the problem of unemployment with the utmost care. “In the first place always and everywhere must be people”, — concluded Putin.

we will Remind, earlier it was reported that the Ministry is ready to support idea of introduction in Russia of unemployment insurance. If it will realize, from the salaries of citizens will begin taking contributions in a special Fund, from which they will receive benefits in the event of loss of place, the newspaper “Izvestia”. However, the Ministry clarifies that the possibility of developing a system can be thought of only after the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) and the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia (FNPR) will come to a common opinion on the issue, including about the cost of premiums.

But business opposes: not every company in a crisis are ready to increase the financial burden. In addition, emphasizes the publication, the authorities repeatedly declared the need to alleviate the burden on the company.

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