Sverdlovsk Region: 137,700 people out of jobs

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 29, 2015. The number of people out of jobs who did not register with any employment agencies came to 137,700 between January and September 2015, head of Rosstat's Sverdlovsk Region division Elena Kutina said at a press conference today.

'There are 2,352,900 people of working age in the area at the moment, of whom 2,215,200 are employed and 137,700 people are out of jobs but looking for new ones,' Kutina said.

According to Kutina, 36,600 locals got officially registered with the employment services. 30,000 are classed as unemployed and 24,200 are receiving benefits. 5,000 people registered with the services in the month of September alone.

In the meantime, Sverdlovsk Region's employers owe their workers 579,000 RUR in delayed wages (as of January-September 2015).

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