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MOSCOW, October 8 (Itar-Tass) —— The number of the officially registered jobless in Russia went down by 3.5 percent in the period from August 29 to September 25, 2012, the press service of the ministry of labor reported on Monday.
“In the period from August 29 to September 25, 2012, the number of the unemployed officially registered with employment services went down by 3.5 percent, or by 37,768 people. As of September 25, 2012, the number of the jobless was 1,032,803 people,” the press service said.
Official unemployment rates decreased in 77 Russian regions. The maximal drop in the number of the unemployed was reported in the TransBaikal Territory, the Republic of Tyva, the Perm Territory, the Republic of Chuvashia, the Astrakhan region, and the Republic of Karelia. “The number of the officially registered unemployed was reported to go up in six regions, namely the Murmansk region, the Republic of Ingushetia, the Republic of Ingushetia, the Republic of North Ossetia (Alania), the Chechen Republic, the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous area, and the Chukotka autonomous area,” the ministry said.
The number of those employed but idling because of the administration, or working part time, or on a leave upon mutual agreement of the parties decreased by 3,500 people, or by three percent, and was 116,500 as of September 26, 2012.