Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold on Wednesday a meeting dedicated to the situation on the labour market in Russia. Such plans he had announced a week earlier. The head of state instructed the Minister of labour and social protection Anton Kotakova to prepare for this meeting, reports TASS.

Earlier Kotyakov in the program “Posner” on channel one said that the number of officially registered unemployed Russians reached 1.6 million, and growth, it is estimated, will continue in may and June. Russia is projected to 2.5 million registered unemployed and the total number of unemployed, according to the calculation method of the International labour organization, may reach 5.3 million, said the head of the Ministry of labor.