MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. The number of officially registered unemployed in Russia decreased from 602,800 to 590,300 people in a week, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova told reporters on Friday.
The number of unemployed does not exceed 0.8% of the total number of workers in the country, she said as quoted by her secretariat.
"The situation on the labor market remains stable, in particular, thanks to timely and ongoing preventive measures to support employment. The registered unemployment rate has remained at 0.8% over the past weeks. Employment centers have registered 590,300 unemployed citizens, which is by 12,000 less than a week earlier. We continue to keep the situation on the labor market under control," she said following the results of the interdepartmental working group on the situation on the labor market.
The secretariat added that at the same time, the number of idle workers decreased to 85,600 people, and the number of citizens employed for a shorter working day or week decreased to 98,500 people.