Rus News Journal

Ministry of economic development and trade predicts unemployment growth in 2003

As have informed " News " on Tuesday in a press - ministry service, under forecasts of analysts, total number of the unemployed can reach 6,3 million persons.

according to the ministry, in 2002 the quantity of the unemployed who have been counted up by the international technique, made 5,7 million persons.

idle, registered in a placement service, in 2003, will be about 1,34 million persons, predict in Ministry of economic development and trade. Accordingly level of the registered unemployment will grow on 1,07 percents in comparison with last year. The share of the unemployed in number of economically active population will increase about 1,64 percents in 2002 B4 1,77 percents in 2003, consider in the ministry.

the greatest rates of increase of unemployment are predicted in the Siberian federal district. In Southern, Far East and Privolzhsky federal districts the tendency to increase in number of the unemployed will be saved/ on the average on 3 - 6 percents in comparison with 2002/.

country Work forces this year will make 88 million 730 tys the person/ 62,2 percents from a population aggregate number/ that on 0,82 percents above in comparison with 2002, have noted in the ministry.

according to experts, the most part of work forces is concentrated in the Central, Privolzhsky and Southern federal districts. On them it is necessary more than 60 percents of all workers of the country.