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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Unemployment in the context of sustainable rural development

Vol. 18, Iss. 12, DECEMBER 2020

Received: 2 November 2020

Received in revised form: 9 November 2020

Accepted: 15 November 2020

Available online: 15 December 2020


JEL Classification: J21, J23, J43, J64

Pages: 2334–2353


Dubovitskii A.A. Michurinsk State Agrarian University (Michurinsk SAU), Michurinsk, Tambov Oblast, Russian Federation


Klimentova E.A. Michurinsk State Agrarian University (Michurinsk SAU), Michurinsk, Tambov Oblast, Russian Federation


Pechurkin A.S. Michurinsk State Agrarian University (Michurinsk SAU), Michurinsk, Tambov Oblast, Russian Federation

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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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