In Russia the number of officially registered unemployed reached 1.24 million people. As reported TASS, on 6 may the Minister of labour and social protection of the Russian Federation Anton Kotkov.
According to him, 735 thousand unemployed were registered in March and April 2020, but has directly lost their jobs from March 1 208 thousand.
The Agency notes that the Ministry of labor predicted that the number of unemployed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus, and caused by this crisis could rise to 5-6 million people.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to information of the American Johns Hopkins University, the number of infected with the coronavirus in the world exceeded the 3.68 million people, including more than 1.2 million recovered, 258 thousand died.
In Russia more than 165 thousand confirmed cases of infection, 1.5 million people died, 21 thousand recovered.