In Russia decreased the unemployment rate

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotobaikeram job in Moscow. Archival photoIn Russia decreased the unemployment rate© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The unemployment rate in Russia in April, according to preliminary data, amounted to 5.3% after a 5.4% a month earlier, said Tuesday Rosstat.

«In April 2017, according to preliminary results of the selective labour force survey, 4 million people aged 15-72 years, or 5.3% of the labor force were classified as unemployed (according to methodology of the International labour organization)», — the document says.

In state institutions of the employment service as unemployed persons was registered 0.9 million people, including 0.7 million people received unemployment benefits, said the statistical office.

According to Rosstat, the labour force in April this year amounted to 75,9 million people.

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