Unemployment rate on rise in annexed Crimea

Sevastopol has been put on a list of the cities where people continue losing their jobs.

9 June 2016 13:05

The Russia-occupied city of Sevastopol is among 22 Russian regions with a highest unemployment rate, reported the Russia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

On the basis of a weekly monitoring conducted by the Department from May, 25 to June1, 2016, the number of officially registered unemployed in Russia has decreased by 0.7% in 59 Russian regions and in occupied Crimea.

At the same time, the city of Sevastopol has entered the list of 22 regions with the highest unemployment rate.

Andrei Klimenko, a Chief Editor of the BlackSeaNews portal, said that during the occupation Sevastopol has become one of the most popular Crimean cities among Russians. Over two years, hundreds of thousands of Russians have moved here for permanent residence. Thus, the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar population, as well as representatives of other nationalities are displaced from Crimea.

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