Russian economy is expected to dip into a three percent recession in 2015 and both private companies and public authorities experience increasing hardship. Figures from several regions indicate increasing problems also in the employment market.
Statistics show an increase in jobless rates in the first months of the year. In Murmansk, unemployment increased to 8,2 percent in February, an increase of about 1,5 percent compared with figures from 2014, BarentsObserver reports.
However, unemployment in Murmansk and the neighboring Russian regions is still historically low.
According to Patchwork Barents, average unemployment in the Russian part...