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Russia's Official Unemployment Figure Hits 1 Million

People attend a job fair in Moscow. Maxim Stulov / Vedomosti

The number of officially registered unemployed people in Russia has grown by 3.4 percent over the past week, and now exceeds 1 million citizens, the TASS news agency reported Monday, citing the Labour Ministry?€™s press service.

Growth in the number of unemployed citizens has been registered in 82 Russian regions between Jan. 20 and 27, while three regions saw a decline in the unemployment rate, the news agency reported.

The regions with the steepest rise in unemployment detected over the past week include Crimea, Altai, Tuva and Bashkortostan.

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