The number of unemployed in Russia increased in October by 0.4% in annual terms

MOSCOW, November 17. /TASS /. The number of unemployed in Russia in October of the current year amounted to 4,255 million people or 5.5% of the economically active population, according to the report of Rosstat published on the website of the service. This figure is 0.4% more than in the same period of 2014.

Compared to September 2015 the number of unemployed increased by 0.3%.

In October of this year, according to preliminary data Rosstat, in state establishments of employment service as unemployed were registered 911 thousand persons. Compared with October of last year the number of officially registered unemployed grew by 13.7%, as compared with September of the current year decreased by 0.8%.

The number of economically active population in October 2015 was 76.8 million people or 53% of the total population of the country.