The unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent

the unemployment Rate also declined during the reporting period and amounted to 4.6% together with 4.9 percent a year earlier. The trend is to reduce unemployment and reduce the number of unemployed in the country was retained for the third year in a row. In February 2017 in Russia was 4.6 million unemployed, representing a rate of unemployment rate of 5.6 percent.

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“There are various approaches to the estimation of unemployment associated with differences in the methodology of formation of indicators and of their economic rationale, commented on the study, the head of Rosstat Pavel Malkov. In particular, the Fes publishes the number of registered at employment centers as unemployed. Rosstat contains the number of unemployed all those, who at the time of the study does not have work or income classes, looking for her and is ready to proceed immediately to it, in accordance with the methodology of the International labour organization”.

the methodology of the international labour organization involves a survey of a large sample (for Russia – 70 thousand people) according to a special questionnaire containing a hundred questions. The Fes is based on administrative data. According to Pavel Malkov, the dynamics of the indices of Rosstat and Rostrud have a high correlation.