The Russians stopped actively looking for work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts attribute this to higher unemployment benefits and other subsidies. According to statistics, the demand for new employees is several times greater than the offer of applicants.
“The introduction by the Moscow government as an anti-crisis measure of an additional payment for those who have lost their jobs after March 1 until 19500 rubles could affect the willingness to employ many able-bodied citizens,” Kogan said.
In his opinion, employers offering low-paid vacancies were affected primarily: social benefits are comparable to their offers.
According to Russian job sites, from the end of March to June, the activity of applicants was at a negative level. She began to recover only in mid-June.
At the same time, the number of vacancies is growing. In the second quarter, employers posted 5.7% more vacancies than in the first. The average level of wages has also grown; it now stands at 49.5 thousand rubles. This is 14% more than last year.
. (Source: rambler)