24 Jul 2023 12:34

Number of registered unemployed in Russia remaining at 504,000 - Deputy PM Golikova

MOSCOW. July 24 (Interfax) - The number of registered unemployed people in Russia stands at 504,000, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said following a meeting of the interagency working group for responding to the situation on the labor market.

"The number of jobless people registered with employment centers stands at 504,000. At the same time, the vacancy database on the Work in Russia website includes more than 1.8 million offers for job seekers," Golikova was quoted as saying by her office.

Data available as of July 14 also put the number of registered unemployed people in Russia at 504,000, meaning that the figure remains unchanged, Golikova's office said.

Additional measures for providing employment are ongoing in the regions, it said. According to Russian Labor Minister Anton Kotyakov, nearly 30,000 people have received jobs as part of subsidized employment programs. This figure is more than half of this federal measure's overall coverage.

"The free-of-charge retraining program is continuing as part of the Demography national project. More than 90,000 people have started training for professions that are in demand on the local labor market. At the same time, about 23,000 people have already found jobs," Kotyakov said.