MOSCOW, October 12 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a resolution on the minimum and maximum unemployment benefits in Russia in 2013.
The resolution establishes the minimum benefit at 850 rubles, and the maximum benefit, at 4,900 rubles. The minimum and maximum unemployment benefits will stay unchanged for a fifth year in a row.
The chief of the labor agency Rostrud, Yuri Gertsiy, the number of officially registered jobless in Russia currently stands at 1.2 million. The official believes that by the end of 2012 official unemployment in Russia may sink below one million.
Gertsiy said the official data base currently contains 1.6 million vacancies.
“Approximately 76 percent are blue collar vacancies, and 17-20 percent, professions jobs.