If you compare the unemployment rate in the current year period 2008-2009, the figures half, said the Deputy head of Rostrud-Maxim Parshin. However, he said that there is a decrease in the demand for labour in the country.
MOSCOW, 22 Oct. The level of officially registered unemployment in Russia grew by 15% during the year, said the Deputy head of the Federal service for labour and employment Maxim Parshin.
According to the Ministry of labour in January the number of registered unemployed in Russia amounted to 873 thousand people. By the end of March they became more than 1 million, and then began to decline: by the end of September the number of unemployed amounted to 935 thousand people.
“Currently, the labour market in Russia is characterized by a high degree of uncertainty. The level of officially registered unemployment during the year rose by 15 per cent,” said Parshin at the V world social forum “labour Market and employment policy: current state and prospects of development”.
According to him, if to compare this level with the period 2008-2009, the figures twice below. “On the other hand the demand for labour declined sharply — observed a severe reduction in the number of vacancies, which is at the disposal of the employment authorities. Almost twice”, — said the Deputy head of Rostrud.
Parshin also noted that an important indicator characterizing the uncertainty in the labour market is underemployment, which increased by about 40%.
“Another feature of our labour market is a huge territorial imbalance,” he said, drawing attention to the fact that workers often suffer a reduction in wages, increase in work load and it is not ready to change jobs, especially if job is offered in another region.