Over 1 million people use regional job centers in 2006, reports Vyacheslav Krivel of Sverdlovsk Region Placement Service

Director of Sverdlovsk Region Placement Service Vyacheslav Krivel presented his report on the performance of local job centers in 2006-2008 to Sverdlovsk Region Government, reports the spokesperson for Governor of Sverdlovsk Region.

Mr. Krivel said the unemployment rate had gone down from 7.2% to 6.7% in 2006. Over 1 million people used the regional job centers, which is 12% more than a year earlier. 176,000 people found a job, almost 13,000 people were re-trained, 27,000 people were used for community service.

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