Kemerovo region reports lowest unemployment rate for 9 years

KEMEROVO, August 14 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Kemerovo region in Western Siberia for the first time over the past nine years registered the lowest unemployment rate – 33,400 jobless persons, the head of the region’s labour and employment department, Yevgeny Stepin, told Itar-Tass.

In August the unemployment rate of economically active population reduced from 3.1 percent to 2.3 percent as against the same period of last year.

A range of measures taken by the region’s employment services and favourable economic situation contributed to positive dynamics.

Employers’ demand for workers in different occupations has increased two-fold since January.

Over the past seven months almost 40 percent of unemployed persons registered in the region’s employment services found jobs or underwent vocational trainings.


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