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    The official number of the unemployed people in Russia currently stands at 2.26 million, the country's Health and Social Development Ministry said on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW, April 21 (RIA Novosti) - The official number of the unemployed people in Russia currently stands at 2.26 million, the country's Health and Social Development Ministry said on Tuesday.

    In the week of April 9-15, the highest increases in unemployment were registered in the Kaliningrad Region, Russia's exclave on the Baltic Sea, the central Russian Yaroslavl Region, the northwestern Novgorod Region, and Moscow, the ministry said in a statement.

    Official figures record that a total of 329,016 people have been made redundant at 34,283 companies across Russia since October 2008. Of them, 103,725 have found new jobs.

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