“I expected that unemployment would be on average about 8%, in extreme cases - about 10%.

Now unemployment is just below 7% - 6.8% -6.9%.

It has slightly, even symbolically, decreased in the last 2 months, ”TASS quoted Kudrin as saying.

He stressed that the second wave of the pandemic could exacerbate the problem of unemployment.

"Measures (to preserve employment. -


) have yielded results, so it did not reach the 8% figure," added the head of the Accounts Chamber.

At the same time, Kudrin noted that the second wave of the pandemic "is in full swing and the peak has not yet been passed." 

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the scale of the problems facing the world in 2020 in connection with the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented.