Russia Unemployment Rate  1993-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Russian unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent in August of 2016, compared to 5.3 percent in the previous month and well below market expectations of 5.4 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since September 2015, as the number of unemployed people decreased by 88 thousand to 4.037 million while economically active increased by 0.6 million to 77.5 million (53 percent of population). Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.83 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. Unemployment Rate in Russia is reported by the Federal State Statistics Service.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.20 5.30 14.10 4.80 1993 - 2016 percent Monthly
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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-19 01:00 PM Jun 5.4% 5.6% 5.6% 5.5%
2016-08-17 01:00 PM Jul 5.3% 5.4% 5.4% 5.3%
2016-09-19 01:00 PM Aug 5.2% 5.3% 5.4% 5.3%
2016-10-19 01:00 PM Sep 5.3%
2016-11-18 10:55 AM Oct 5.5%
2016-12-19 01:00 PM Nov 5.7%

Russia Jobless Rate Falls Unexpectedly to 5.2% in August


Russian unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent in August of 2016, compared to 5.3 percent in the previous month and well below market expectations of 5.4 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since September 2015, as the number of unemployed people decreased by 88 thousand to 4.037 million while economically active increased by 0.6 million to 77.5 million (53 percent of population).

The number of unemployed people decreased by 88 thousand to 4.037 million in August. A year earlier, the figure was 4.067 million. 

The number of economically active people increased by 0.6 million to 77.5 million (53 percent of population). Compared to August of 2015, the figure increased by 0.1 million. 

Nominal wages rose 5.8 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 34095 while real pay fell 1 percent. Real disposable income decreased 8.3 percent.

Federal State Statistics Service | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
9/19/2016 1:18:54 PM

Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 73.50 73.10 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.00 4.10 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 66.60 66.40 66.60 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.30 70.10 70.30 64.20 percent [+]
Productivity 0.90 1.80 7.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Job Offers 1406940.00 1425701.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 34095.00 36525.00 42684.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 34580.00 34359.00 37503.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 99.00 100.60 127.20 58.60 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 7500.00 6204.00 7500.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]
Population 146.30 143.70 148.69 119.90 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 21900.00 20400.00 21900.00 19300.00 RUB/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 11900.00 10900.00 11900.00 10900.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 13100.00 12100.00 13100.00 9990.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 38600.00 37300.00 38600.00 36700.00 RUB/Month [+]




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