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MOSCOW, November 8 (Itar-Tass) — The number of officially registered unemployed in Russia declined by 1 percent for two weeks, the Health and Social Development Minister told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“The number of jobless persons registered in the employment services reduced by 1 percent or by 12,600 to 1.217 million,” the ministry said.
The decline was reported in 58 regions of the country. The maximum reduction was fixed in the Republics of Karachai-Cherkessia and Chuvashia. The surge in unemployment was registered in 22 regions, including the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, the Amur Region, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and the Kamchatka Territory.