Moscow. June 15. INTERFAX.RU — the Number of officially registered unemployed in Russia rose to 2 million 424 thousand people, said Minister of labor and social protection of Russia Anton Kotkov; two weeks of June, this figure increased by almost 16%.

this Kotyakov said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to support the economy and social sector on Monday.

the Latest official unemployment figures were voiced by June 1. As of this date, as stated Kotkov at the meeting of the profile Committee of the Federation Council, the RF of 2.09 million registered unemployed. Thus, for a fortnight the official unemployment rate in the country increased by 334 thousand, or 15.9%.

“From mid-April until the end of may in an average week we have registered about 220 — 250 thousand of our citizens (as unemployed — if). In June, for the first two weeks of June, the figure was about 150 thousand people a week. Thus, we see that we have growth in the number of officially registered unemployed has slowed,” said Katkov.

he Slowed, he noted, also an increase in the number of organizations that are planning layoffs or transfer of employees to part-time.

the Minister also said that the actual unemployment rate in Russia, according to Rosstat on June 1, amounted to more than 4.5 million (calculated in accordance with the International labour organization — ILO, said “Interfax” in the press service labor).

In early June, the President of the Confederation of labour of Russia (KTR), a member of the presidential Council of the Russian Federation on human rights Boris Kravchenko told Interfax that the real number of unemployed in the country exceeds the data of the Ministry of labour and is about 8 million.