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Ministry of Labor: payments for the unemployed rose in the context of a pandemic
According to the Ministry of Labor, during the pandemic, payments for the unemployed rose to 8 rubles on average throughout the country. The increase amounted to almost three thousand rubles.
According to TASS, in July-August this year, it is expected that the average monthly number of unemployed will be three million people. The benefit during the pandemic has increased for some categories of the unemployed. In particular, payments were taken into account for those left without work and having minor children. Additionally, 110,5 billion rubles will be allocated for social benefits for unemployment.
According to the Ministry of Labor, on July 15, about 54,9% of the funds planned to support the unemployed have been spent. The amount paid out amounted to 60,7 billion rubles. About half of the funds were in June and half of July. At this time, the number of unemployed reached the highest level - 2,5 million people, which is 3,1 times and 1,47 times more than the number of unemployed in May and April.
The decline in the number of unemployed will begin in September. At the same time, there are 15 regions that are at risk - they spent more than 70% of the funds allocated for social support. The deficit of funds in August and September will amount to almost 20 billion rubles.
The maximum amount of unemployment benefits is now one minimum wage - 12,13 thousand rubles. These increased payments will remain in effect until the end of the year. The increased minimum allowance of 4,% thousand rubles will be valid until October 1, 2020.