Subject. This article discusses the issues of employment and unemployment in rural areas of Russia. Objectives. The article aims to study the processes taking place in the rural labor market and assess the regional specific features of unemployment. Methods. For the study, we used the methods of logical, comparative, and economics and statistics analyses. Results. The article defines homogeneous types of territorial entities and describes strategies for regulating the rural labor market. Conclusions. The main negative trend in the labor market is the reduction of jobs in agriculture. Employment should be a determining factor in any rural development economic projects to balance supply and demand in the labor market.
Keywords: employment, unemployment, rural areas, agriculture, government regulation
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