In Russia, unemployment began to rise

the Number of unemployed in Russia in January increased by 9 thousand and amounted to 3,482 million people, according to Rosstat. The unemployment rate increased in January to 4.7% versus 4.3% in August 2019, and 4.5% in September 2019, with 4.6 percent in October, November and December of 2019.

as unemployed at the employment service of the population was 700 thousand persons as compared to 691 thousand in December 2019 January 600 thousand registered unemployed received unemployment benefits.

According to Rosstat, the number of Russians with incomes below the subsistence level increased in January-September 2019 100 thousand people and amounted to 19.2 million people. The poverty level increased from 13% to 13.1%.