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In two months, 735 thousand Russians lost their jobs
During the period from March 1 to April 30, 735 thousand people lost their jobs in Russia. Today, 1 million 243 thousand unemployed are registered in the country.
The Minister of Labor and Social Protection Anton Kotyakov reported this to the president as part of a video conference on the implementation of measures to support the economy and the social sphere, which took place today, May 6.
Kotyakov added that the amount of unemployment benefits, if a person was fired after March 1, will be a maximum of 12 rubles. A total of 130 billion rubles of benefits have been granted
Recently, Chairman of the Audit Chamber Alexei Kudrin said that by the end of the year the number of unemployed may reach eight million people. He proposed to increase the minimum wage and unemployment benefits during the crisis.