Medvedev: We have coped with unemployment


The next five years will be difficult for the labour market. About it today, 27 February, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaking Russian investment forum “Sochi-2017” in the Krasnodar region. According to him, we are not talking about unemployment, and the shortage of skilled workers.

As for unemployment, it is, according to Medvedev, was able to cope. “The situation in the labour market is stable. We dealt with unemployment,” he stressed.

The shortage of skilled workers is associated, as explained by the head of the Russian government, with a demographic failure 90-ies. In the action plan of the government of the 2017-2025 years, the draft of which is now being discussed, is expected to lay a number of steps, allowing the most efficient use of available labor resources and attract highly qualified specialists from abroad, said the Prime Minister. In the medium-term plans — the adoption of measures to overcome demographic constraints that could hamper economic development.

As previously reported IA REGNUM, the main theme of the forum is “Investments in Russian regions: the priorities of regional policy”. Before the plenary meeting, Dmitry Medvedev visited the exhibition stands of the forum “Sochi-2017”.