The Russian Prime Minister made a statement on unemployment today, which is being actively discussed on the network.
Mikhail Mishustin, talking about statistics on the number of unemployed in our country, said that a sharp increase in unemployment was avoided, but he noted that since April 1, the increase in the number of unemployed in the Russian Federation was more than 3,5 times. We are talking about officially registered unemployed. Their number, according to the Ministry of Labor, is more than 1,9 million people.
Prime Minister Mishustin:
Judging by the Ministry of Labor, a sharp, explosive increase in unemployment was avoided.
A somewhat strange, controversial statement. Indeed, if the number of unemployed in our country has really grown more than 3,5 times since the beginning of April, and if you do not consider it a sharp increase, then what should be considered as such?
Recall that in the so-called pre-crisis period, the official unemployment rate indicators corresponded to values of 5-5,5%. Moreover, the government has always noted that this is lower than in a number of foreign, including European, states.
At today's meeting, the Prime Minister discussed with his subordinates possible measures that would bring the situation on the labor market to pre-crisis parameters. President Vladimir Putin previously set the task of restoring the market in 2021.