Labor Statistics Analysis Russia

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Labor statistics analysis

by Alexandra Gerasimova
IBS 5301

Kaliningrad Oblast
Factor| 2009| 2010| 2011|
Economically active population| 515,8| 515,7| 539,2|
Employed population| 459,5| 461,2| 493,2|
Unemployed population (registered)| 56,3 (19,5)| 54,5 (18,3)| 45,9 (18,1)| Non-employed| | | |
Rate of economic activity| 68,7| 68,8| 72,2|
Rate of unemployed| 10,9| 10,6| 8,5|
Labor market tension| | | 1,6|

According to the data, the situation on labor market in Kaliningrad oblast improves from year to year. The quantity of economically active population increased by 15% during the last 3 years and the quantity of unemployed population decreased by 4%. But at the same time the indicators are very high now which means that the situation on the labor market remains strained. About 8,5% (9-12% this year according to other sources) of all population is unemployed, while in the Russian Federation it is about 6,5% on average. Kaliningrad Oblast takes 17th place in Russia and the 1st one in Northwestern Federal District by quantity of unemployed people in comparison with economically active population. The main reason for such a high level of unemployed population is, obviously, the recession in 2009, but it is necessary to pay attention that most regions already improved the situation and the higher rate of unemployment concerns mainly the so-called “problem” regions like Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia. A lot of different measures were taken but up to now the results are not so successful. To my mind, the improvement of the situation, which can be seen in 2011, is exaggerated and not accurate since the data does not involve the whole year and according to the forecast of the economists the rate of unemployment will be about 10% again. In addition, the statistics for 2011 was made according to the data of May – July, when most people prefer to take holiday or to rest, that’s why I don’t think that people who...
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