Russian unemployment spans 0.6% in Moscow to 47.7% in Ingushetia

Differentiation between the levels of unemployment in Russia's federal districts remains strong - the gap in the districts can reach four-fold and in the regions 80-fold, the Federal State Statistics Service Rosstat said in a report on employment and unemployment in July.

The lowest level of unemployment, in accordance with ILO criteria, was in the Central Federal District at 3.1%, while the highest was in the North Caucasus Federal District at 12.8%.

Unemployment levels in July were 4.3% in the North West Federal District, 5.1% in the Urals FD, 5.9% in the South FD, 6.6% in the Far East FD and 7% in the Siberian FD.

Unemployment in Russia overall was the same in July as it was in June - 5.4%.

Among the regions with the highest levels of unemployment in January-July 2012 (on average for the three months for increased data representation) were Ingushetia (47.7%) and Chechnya (33.9%). There was also high unemployment in Tuva (20.1%), Kalmykia (12.1%), Altai (11.1%), Dagestan (10.8%) and Transbaikal (10.8%).

The lowest levels of unemployment in January-July 2012 were in Moscow (0.6%), St. Petersburg (1%), the Moscow region (2.7%), the Kaluga region (2.7%) and the Samara region (2.8%).

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