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Over 1 mln Russians officially registered as unemployed as of end of September – statistics

October 19, 2012, 19:58 UTC+3
It is 13.7 percent (631,000 people) smaller than in September 2011, but 0.8 percent (30,000 people) more than in August 2012
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MOSCOW, October 19 (Itar-Tass) —— The unemployment rate, or the ratio of the jobless people to Russia’s able-bodied population, amounted to 5.2 percent in September 2012, the Russian State Statistics Service said in its regular report published on Friday.

Under the document, as of the end of the month under review, the total number of the officially registered unemployed persons in the country was at 1.022 million people, which was 13.7 percent (631,000 people) smaller than in September 2011, but 0.8 percent (30,000 people) more than in August 2012.

The total number of jobless people in Russia counted under the standards of the International Labour Organisations (ILO) 3.9 times exceeded the country’s officially registered unemployment rate, the statistics said.

That international organisation considered as unemployed those persons, who had no permanent work or other profitable activity, were searching job and were ready to start working in the period under review, were estimated at 4.00 million.

The total number of the Russian able-bodied population was at 76.2 million people.

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