Rus News Journal

To regions have reduced the grant to unemployment

Struggle of the government of the Russian Federation against unemployment it has appeared not only supersuccessful, but also the cheapest. The Ministry of Finance has prepared amendments for the budget of 2009, cancelling additional subventions to regions in volume 34 mlrd the rbl. allocated with the White house in the spring on employment of millions of dismissed citizens. Against the stopped growth of number of the unemployed the Ministry of Finance is ready to cut down budget expenses before regions can translate not used rests in budgets of 2010.
the Ministry of Finance initiated turning of the anti-recessionary program on struggle against unemployment: subventions on realisation of powers of the Russian Federation in the field of assistance of employment of the population in 2009 under the project of amendments to the budget of 2009, published by department, can be reduced with 77,4 mlrd rbl. to 43,5 mlrd rbl. Reduction will concern almost all regions - in two and a half time it is offered to reduce allocation of federal funds to support of employment to Moscow (with 2,35 mlrd rbl. to 1 mlrd rbl.) and to St.-Petersburg (with 1,4 mlrd rbl. to 567,7 million rbl.) . So scale reduction waits the Samara region - despite planned reductions of workers the Autovase, the Ministry of Finance suggests to allocate to it subventions at a rate of 610 million rbl. instead of 1,6 mlrd rbl. support of Ingushetia - from 475,8 million to 849 million rbl. Will increase only, to Chukchi joint-stock company and Baikonur the help will be left at former level.

while publicly the Ministry of Finance promised only that will reduce additional support of regions with unreasonable heavy expenses to machinery of state. As a whole support of programs of employment - 2009 in regions at the expense of means of the federal budget will be reduced on 34 mlrd rbl. - that is to the same sum which the head of Ministry of Health Tatyana Golikova in February, 2009 has requested from the government on expansion of struggle against unemployment. We will remind: then the minister has directed to the offer Ministry of Finance to increase subventions to regions by execution of their powers in employment sphere on 34 mlrd rbl. (to 77 mlrd rbl.) From them 29,8 mlrd rbl. it was planned to direct for unemployment benefits for off-schedule 2,2 million new unemployed (see from February, 9th). Assignment for regional subventions of 2009 is definitive has been confirmed in last edition of the budget current year on October, 3rd, 2009, and the government decision N 798 has resolved in the presence of requirement for not used rest of subventions to transfer it the next year.

the present initiative of the Ministry of Finance is caused by an actual stop of growth of number of the unemployed in the Russian Federation in the autumn of 2009. Yesterday Ministry of Health has informed that official unemployment for a week from November, 4 till November, 11th has grown only on 0,2 % - to 2,01 million persons. In total from the beginning of October, 2008 the aggregate number of the dismissed workers has reached 772,2 thousand persons, from them is again employed 214,2 thousand persons, including 123,1 thousand - in the former organisations. a clip Unemployments performed by the White house were provided with its shift at least for the spring - summer of 2010, and the government will try to displace it and further (see from October, 15th). Amendments of the Ministry of Finance to the budget of 2009 will not allow regions to transfer not spent means for the next year: though by rules to do it it is possible, after approval of the initiative of department by the State Duma there is nothing to transfer.

the Sequester of the emergency help to regions on struggle against unemployment, obviously, is based on confidence of the Ministry of Finance that the unemployment peak is already passed and in 2010 she will not grow more than to levels of spring of 2009. We will note, while for these assumptions there are all bases: the majority of employers are inclined to tell again about a staff deficit, instead of about problems with superfluous employment.