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Number of unemployed in Penza region exceeds 33 000 people

10:44 | 24.11.2020 | Economy


Penza, 24 November 2020. PenzaNews. The number of citizens registered with the employment service and officially recognised as unemployed exceeded 34 000 in Penza region. This is stated in a report of Penzastat on the social and economic situation of the region in January-October 2020, which is at the disposal of PenzaNews.

Number of unemployed in Penza region exceeds 33 000 people

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Unemployment has been rising in the region since the second quarter.

At the end of January there were 5 295 unemployed in Penza region registered officially, in February – 5 291, in March – 5 238, whereas in April there were as many as 11 203 unemployed.

By the end of May, 18 943 residents of Penza region had the status of an unemployed person, 24 942 people – in June and 30 000 – in July.

As of the end of August, there were 33 317 people in the region officially registered as unemployed.

By the end of September, there were already 34 258 of them. Compared to the previous month, the growth rate was 2.8%, and compared to the corresponding month of 2019, the indicator increased 6.4 times.

According to sample surveys, the number of labour force at the end of September 2020 was 646 200 people in Penza region. Of these, in accordance with the criteria of the International Labour Organization (ILO), 609 900 people – 94.4% - were classified as employed, 36 300 people – 5.6% - as unemployed, that is, did not have a profitable occupation, looked for work and were ready to start it in the surveyed week.

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