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MOSCOW, April 24 (Itar-Tass) —— The total number of jobless people in Russia counted under the standards of the International Labour Organisations (ILO) amounted to 4.9 million people as of the end of March 2012, the Russian State Statistics Service said in its regular report.
The unemployment rate, which is calculated as a ratio between the total under of jobless people and the total number of a country’s able-bodied population, amounted to 6.5 percent in March, the statistics said.
Under the preliminary estimates, Russia’s total number of unemployed people went up by 50,000 people in March, as compared to February, and reached 4.874 million people, or 6.5 percent of the population, the reports said, reaffirming that in February number of jobless persons was at 4.824.
All in all, the total number of officially registered unemployed persons in Russia amounted to 1.3 million as of the end of March 2012, the statistics service said, adding that 1.1 million of those lost jobs received allowances.
The total number of Russia’s able-bodied population amounted to 74.7 million people, or about 53 percent of the country’s overall population, the report said.