Russia Unemployment Rate  1993-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Russia increased to 5.6 percent in January of 2017 from 5.3 percent in December and well above market expectations of 5.6 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since May 2016. The number of unemployed people increased by 185 thousand to 4.288 million and the number of economically active people decreased by 100 thousand to 75.9 million, representing 52 percent of total population. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.77 percent from 1993 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 14.10 percent in February of 1999 and a record low of 4.80 percent in August of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-19 01:15 PM Nov 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.5%
2017-01-25 01:00 PM Dec 5.3% 5.4% 5.4% 5.5%
2017-02-22 11:00 AM Jan 5.6% 5.3% 5.4% 5.5%
2017-03-20 01:00 PM Feb 5.6% 5.6%
2017-04-19 01:00 PM Mar 5.7%
2017-05-22 01:00 PM Apr 5.6%




Russia Jobless Rate At 8-Month High Of 5.6% In January


The unemployment rate in Russia increased to 5.6 percent in January of 2017 from 5.3 percent in December and well above market expectations of 5.6 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since May 2016.

The number of unemployed people increased by 185 thousand to 4.288 million. Compared to January of 2016, the number decreased by 140 thousand.    

The number of economically active people decreased by 100 thousand to 75.9 million, representing 52 percent of total population. Compared to January of 2016, the figure increased by 100 thousand. 

Real wages increased 3.1 percent year-on-year, following an upwardly revised 2.8 percent rise in December and beating market expectations of 2.1 percent. It was the biggest increase since April 2014. Nominal wages went up 8.3 percent to RUB 35,650 (at the same pace as in December) and real disposable income jumped 8.1 percent, following a 6.4 percent drop in December.

Federal State Statistics Service | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
2/22/2017 11:38:55 AM



Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 72.80 72.60 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.10 4.10 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 66.00 65.90 66.60 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.70 69.60 70.30 64.20 percent [+]
Productivity 0.90 1.80 7.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Job Offers 1175612.00 1267236.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 35650.00 47054.00 47054.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 103.10 102.80 127.20 58.60 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 40731.00 35018.00 40731.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 7500.00 7500.00 7500.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]
Population 146.50 146.30 148.69 119.90 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 33965.10 34469.50 35809.00 19300.00 RUB/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 11900.00 10900.00 11900.00 10900.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 38600.00 37300.00 38600.00 36700.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 13100.00 12100.00 13100.00 9990.00 RUB/Month [+]



Russia Unemployment Rate Notes

In Russia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Russia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Russia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.60 5.30 14.10 4.80 1993 - 2017 percent Monthly



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