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MOSCOW, September 6 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s official unemployment in August was down by 3.4 percent, the Labor Ministry told Itar-Tass.
“On July 26 through August 29, 2012 the number of jobless registered at the employment service was down by 3.4 percent, or 37,603 men and women, and on August 29 it stood at 1,070,571,” the ministry’s press-service said.
Unemployment went down in 78 regions of Russia. The most significant reductions occurred in the Nenets and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Districts, the republics of Mari El and Altai and the Kamchatka territory.
Alongside this unemployment growth was registered in the republics of Bashkortostan and Ingushetia, the Kursk and Lipetsk Regions and the Chukot Autonomous Area.
“As at August 29, 2012 the overall number of employees idle through the fault of the management or working shorter hours, as well as early leaves, reduced by 9,600 since July 26, 2012 to 120,026,” the Labor Ministry said.