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60 percent of city residents versus 33 percent in the country as a whole believe that finding a good job is easier in the capital.

Moscow is the most attractive for its residents in comparison with other cities in Russia. These are the results of the third wave of the monitoring sociological survey “Social Well-Being of Russians”, which was conducted by specialists from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE).

Residents of the capital, first of all, highlight great opportunities for employment, getting a good education, as well as spending leisure time. Thus, 60 percent of Muscovites against 33 percent in the country as a whole believe that it is easier to find a good job in the capital.

“We are making every effort to provide our citizens with everything they need for a comfortable life and the development of talents. One of our priorities is active employment and, especially now, a quick return of people to the labor market, as well as high-quality and affordable education. And these are not just words – since the beginning of autumn we have employed 85 thousand jobseekers, and if at the beginning of October the registered unemployment was 3.04 percent, now it is already 1.73 percent. The number of vacancies is two and a half times higher than before the pandemic, and is more than 260 thousand, which significantly increases the opportunity to find a suitable job, “- said

Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development.

In addition, 71 percent of the respondents point out the opportunity to get a good education in the capital.

“Equal conditions have been created for all Moscow schoolchildren to receive a quality education, regardless of where they live in the city. And this is bearing fruit – according to the results of a number of international studies, our schoolchildren show excellent results. We are very pleased that the townspeople also see progress. It is very important for us to receive such positive feedback from Muscovites. But we do not stop at this and continue to work, ”said the deputy mayor.

Another 61 percent of those polled against 28 percent in the country as a whole see an advantage in the quality of various leisure activities in Moscow.

The survey “Social well-being of Russians” was conducted by the method of personal interviews at the place of residence of the respondent from September 11 to October 5, 2020. The study involved Russian citizens aged 15 to 72 years; a total of six thousand respondents were interviewed in 173 settlements in 59 Russian regions. Previous waves were conducted in December 2016 and September 2018.

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