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At the peak of the pandemic, the share of unemployed reached 12% in Russia
At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, the share of unemployed Russians reached 12%. In the second quarter of this year, the number of people trying to find a job was 9,3 million people.
As the RBC citing data from an analytical study by FinExpertiza, about five million Russians joined the ranks of the unemployed at the peak of the pandemic, they joined almost 4,5 million officially unemployed. The highest number of non-working people at the peak of the pandemic was recorded, including in Buryatia. The three leaders include North Ossetia, Tyva and Dagestan.
According to Rosstat, before the introduction of quarantine restrictions, the number of unemployed in the country was 3,5 million.
In July in the Far East, the official unemployment tripled compared to April 2020. Most of the Far Easterners were left without work due to the suspension or closure of enterprises.
According to the Ministry of Labor of Russia, peak in the number of unemployed in the country will be in the third quarter of this year. The department expects the stabilization of the situation only in the fourth quarter, and positive dynamics - in the first-second quarter of 2021.