The most difficult situation with unemployment is now in the countries of Southern Europe: trying to find a job, but can not do it, 12.6% of workers in Spain and 12.3% in Greece. Third place in this ranking is occupied by Italy with 8.1% unemployment.
The situation is best in Eastern and Central Europe. The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic was only 2.4%, in Poland — 2.7%, in Germany — 2.8%
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According to Rosstat, the unemployment rate in June remained at 3.9% in May, which is the historical minimum of unemployment over the observation period since 1991. The total number of unemployed in Russia amounted to 3 million people.
«The number of registered unemployed citizens from July 25 to August 15, 2022 decreased by more than 6 thousand people and amounted to 675 thousand citizens,» Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said through the press service.
The number of citizens working part-time or working week, from July 25 to August 15, changed from 130.6 thousand to 142.7 thousand people, the number of idle workers — from 105.4 thousand to 106.4 thousand human
Two Japanese companies have signed liquefied natural gas contracts with a new Sakhalin-2 operator, sources told the Nikkei. According to the newspaper, none of the eight Japanese companies receiving LNG under this project has expressed a desire to refuse supplies.
Communication services in Russia for the first half of 2022 have risen in price by an average of 10%, Denis Kuskov, CEO of TelecomDaily, calculated for Kommersant.
MTS raised prices depending on the region by 20-60 rubles, archival tariffs rose by about 9%;
Rostelecom raised prices for home Internet services by 2.5%;
ER-Telecom increased prices by 10-15%;
VimpelCom told Kommersant that it was not going to raise prices «above the values indicated by the regulators.»
MegaFon, Tele2, Skartel (Yota) declined to comment.
The secretaries of the Security Councils of the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) met in Tashkent, where they discussed the agenda of the summit scheduled for September. At the same time, as experts from the countries of the region interviewed by Kommersant noted, among the members of the organization there is still no common understanding of what the essence of the SCO is and what its role should be.
The only Nord Stream turbine will be shut down from August 31 to September 2 for maintenance, Gazprom said. After prevention, gas transportation will be restored to the level of 33 million cubic meters per day.
A huge megalithic complex of more than 500 standing stones has been discovered in Spain. Archaeologists believe that the prehistoric site in the province of Huelva may be one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
Russia has climbed to third place on the list of countries outside of mainland China using the yuan for global payments. In July, Russian firms and banks participated in almost 4% of international yuan payments, according to SWIFT data. This is up from 1.42% the previous month and zero in February.
Hong Kong remains the top source of renminbi transactions outside mainland China with 73.8% of the total, followed by the UK with 6.4%.
Roskomnadzor said Friday it is taking punitive action against a number of foreign tech companies, including TikTok, Telegram, Zoom, Discord and Pinterest.
Roskomnadzor said in a statement that the measures were taken in response to companies’ failure to remove content that the regulator has flagged as illegal and will continue until they comply with the requirements. Roskomnadzor did not specify what measures would be taken.
The browser built into the TikTok app has a tracking code that is added to every page you view. This code allows you to track character input on the virtual keyboard and send the results of your work to the service resources.
The problem was identified by independent cybersecurity researcher Felix Krause, who previously reported the presence of such tools in the Facebook* and Instagram* applications (recognized as extremist organizations in Russia).
Of the total number of cash banknotes in circulation, 35% falls on 5,000 banknotes. At the same time, according to the data of the Bank of Russia, banknotes of 5,000 rubles, according to the amount of denominations, occupy 83% of all cash in circulation.
The banknote of 1000 rubles is in second place in terms of the number of banknotes, occupying a share of 21%. Another 17% falls on the 100 ruble banknote.
Relatively new for Russia banknotes of 200 rubles and 2000 rubles occupy a rather modest share — only 2% and 4% of the total number of banknotes in circulation
In Montenegro, there are almost one and a half times more illegal weapons than registered ones. Now there are about 245,000 weapons in the country, of which only 100,000 have been officially licensed. At the same time, every ninth resident of Montenegro owns a firearm — a total of about 68 thousand people, the Ministry of Internal Affairs told the Dan portal.
Germany will reduce VAT on gas to support the population. The fuel tax will be 7% instead of 19%, and will remain at this level until at least March 2024. State Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced this on Friday, RBB TV channel reports.
Dodge showed the concept of an electric muscle car — it has an acoustic system to simulate the roar of a motor. The company’s press release provided few details on the vehicle’s technical specifications. It is only known that the new muscle car was equipped with a proprietary 800-volt all-wheel drive power plant with a capacity of 700 horsepower. Inside, a curved dashboard, a multimedia screen and an additional projection display were installed.
Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation song may break older PCs. The thing is that the track contains sound at a rare frequency, which resonates with some models of 5400 rpm hard drives. Turning on a song can literally send your computer to a blue screen
Iran has officially abandoned its demand for the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which was one of the main obstacles to the restoration of the nuclear agreement on the Iranian atom, CNN reported, citing sources.
China has successfully launched three Yaogan-35 Earth remote sensing (ERS) satellites into orbit, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said on Friday.
PJSC Rostelecom will continue the program for the development of regional data centers against the backdrop of a significant growth in this area; The analysis of the market in the regions has been carried out, said Mikhail Oseevsky, President of the company.
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