Russia’s unemployment rate falls 5 % to 4.6 mm in June

Jul 19, 2011 12:00 AM

Unemployment in Russia calculated under International Labour Organization methodology fell by 5 % in June 2011, compared to the previous month to 4.612 mm people or 6.1 % of the country's active population, the State Statistics Service Rosstat said.
Russia’s official unemployment rate fell by 5.9 % in June, compared to the previous month, to 1.425 mm people, of whom 1.2 mm were entitled to unemployment benefits, Rosstat said.

Russia’s total unemployment rate fell by 11.2 % in late June 2011 as compared with the same period last year while the number of officially registered jobless people declined by 23.6 % over that period, Rosstat said.
Russia’s economically active population stood at 76 mm people in June 2011 or over 53 % of Russia’s total population, Rosstat said.

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