The unemployment rate in Russia has dropped to 4.4%; less than 850 thousand people are employed in employment centers. This was announced on Thursday, October 14, by the head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection Anton Kotyakov.
According to him, the labor market in the Russian Federation has recovered to a pre-pandemic level – according to the methodology of the ILO (International Labor Organization), the unemployment rate is 4.4%.
“Today there are less than 850 thousand citizens registered in employment centers,” Kotyakov said at a session at the third Eurasian Women’s Forum.
On October 8, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection reported that the maximum unemployment benefit in Russia will be increased to 12,792 rubles in 2022. The department also added that the conditions for granting benefits remain the same: immediately after registration as unemployed, in the first three months, a citizen will receive 75% of earnings, but no more than 12 792 rubles, and the second three months – 60% of earnings, but no more than 5 thousand . rubles.
In turn, Valery Ryazansky, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, called this government decision correct, adding that a person who is left without work should receive benefits at least at the level of the minimum wage.
On July 31, the Russian government extended the simplified registration procedure for the unemployed until December 31, 2021. It is noted that the procedure that has been in effect since last year provides for the possibility of submitting an application for registration as an unemployed person through the Work in Russia website. It also allows you to apply for unemployment benefits through your personal account on the public services portal. Such a regulation frees citizens from the need to attend employment services.