Mishustin Says Unemployment in Russia Up by 3.5 Times

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The number of officially registered unemployed in the Russian Federation since April 1 has increased by 3.5 times, but there is no need to talk about the explosive increase in unemployment, said Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Interfax reports.

“Our first priority is the fight against unemployment,” he said at a meeting on the situation on the labor market.

According to him, ‚Äúsince April 1, the number of people who were officially registered as unemployed by the employment service has grown more than 3.5 times, but judging by the data of the Ministry of Labor, they managed to avoid a sharp, explosive increase in unemployment.”