On Monday, October 8, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation published data on the state of the labor market in Russia in September. According to the ministry, the number of unemployed in Russia for the month decreased by 3.5%.
As of September 25, 2012, there are 1 million 32 thousand 803 officially unemployed citizens in Russia. At the end of August this number was 1 million 70 thousand 571 people. The total number of unemployed decreased in 77 Russian regions. The situation is best in Transbaikalia, Perm Territory, the Republic of Tyva, Chuvashia and Karelia.