As 1995 draws to a close, levels of unemployment throughout the Russian Federation are showing wide regional variation. The Republic of Ingushetia continues, as in preceding months, to be plagued by the highest rate, with almost 30 percent of the able-bodied population reportedly out of work. The oblasts of Russia’s central regions are posting an average unemployment rate of six to ten percent. Luckiest are those who live in Smolensk, Orenburg and Belgorod oblasts as well as Moscow city, where less than one percent of inhabitants cannot find work.
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