MOSCOW, July 25. /TASS/. Official unemployment went down by 41.4% in Crimea and by 66.3% in the city of Sevastopol over the past year, Russian Minister of Labor and Social Protections Maxim Topilin said on Monday.
"We see that our effort in the area of promotion of employment have been crowned by a considerable decrease in the number of the jobless in the Crimean federal district," he said at a meeting of the working group on Crimea’s and Sevastopol’s social problems under the government’s commission on socio-economic development.
"Notably, whereas Russia’s mean officially registered unemployment rate as of July 1 was 1.2% of economically active population, in the Crimean federal district this index was 0.5% As compared with June 2015, the number of the unemployed in Crimea went down by 41.4%, and by 66.3% in the city of Sevastopol," the ministry’s press service quoted him as saying.
As of July 1, 2015, there were 5,300 officially registered jobless in the republic of Crimea and 0,400 - in Sevastopol.
"In the meantime, employers register more and more vacancies with the employment services. As of July 1, 2016, Crimea offered 15,400 vacancies, and Sevastopol - 4,700 vacancies. The growth on July 1, 2015 was by three percent and 34.5%, respectively," the minister added.