Sverdlovsk Region: Nearly 6,000 people on idle time

22 December 2015 (09:23)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, December 22, 2015. The number of Sverdlovsk Region’s unemployed came to 31,608 people by December 1, 2015, which is almost 7,000 people more than a year earlier, the local Labor & Employment Department reports.

The official unemployment rate was registered at 1.39% this December (against 1.08% in December 2015).

The overall number of job-seekers came to 149,887 people by December 1, 2015, with the overall unemployment rate at 6.5%.

89 companies informed the local employment agencies of 12,129 upcoming redundancies between January and November 2015. Also,131 companies had to switch 15,816 workers to part-time modes; 5,832 people are on idle time because of their employers’ problems; and 238 people had to go on unpaid leaves.

Local employers also posted job advertisements for 31,615 positions, 55.6% of which are blue-collar ones. The offered monthly pay came to 16,000 RUR on average.

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