Putin called unemployment one of the main problems in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin called unemployment one of the country’s main problems. The head of state made such a statement during his conversation with the Governor of the Rostov Region Vasily Golubev on Monday, August 24.
“It is clear that this (the unemployment rate – Ed.) Is one of the main problems in the country today, it is quite obvious,” the president said.
On August 14, the Russian leader said that the unemployment rate in the country “grew slightly.”
Speaking with the government’s annual report to the State Duma on July 22, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that the number of unemployed citizens officially registered with the employment service has grown 3.5 times since April 1 and now stands at about 3 million people.
At the same time, the head of the Russian government recalled that the Cabinet of Ministers extended payments to those who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus for three months. Individual entrepreneurs who had to close their business after March 1 were assigned an allowance in the amount of one minimum wage. Mishustin also said that the fight against poverty is the primary task of the government.