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

Russian unemployment rate was recorded at 5.3 percent in July of 2016, compared to 5.4 percent in the previous month. The figure came below market expectations of 5.4 percent and was the lowest since September 2015. The number of unemployed people decreased by 52 thousand to 4.125 million while economically active increased by 0.1 million to 76.9 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
5.30 5.40 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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-20 01:00 PM May 5.6% 5.9% 5.8% 5.8%
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 5.3% 5.3%
2016-10-19 01:00 PM Sep 5.3%
2016-11-18 10:55 AM Oct 5.5%

Russian Jobless Rate Down to 5.3% in July


Russian unemployment rate was recorded at 5.3 percent in July of 2016, compared to 5.4 percent in the previous month. The figure came below market expectations of 5.4 percent and was the lowest since September 2015.

The number of unemployed people decreased by 52 thousand to 4.125 million in July. A year earlier, the figure was 4.069 million. 

The number of economically active people increased by 0.4 million to 77.3 million (53 percent of population). Compared to July of 2015, the figure increased by 0.1 million. 

Nominal wages rose 7.8 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 36525 while real pay increased 0.6 percent. Real disposable income decreased 7.0 percent.

Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
8/17/2016 2:25:43 PM

Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.40 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 73.10 72.70 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.10 4.20 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 66.40 65.90 66.40 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.10 69.70 70.10 64.20 percent [+]
Productivity 201.63 179.59 201.63 68.43 Index Points [+]
Job Offers 1418582.00 1230953.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 36525.00 38590.00 42684.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 34580.00 34359.00 37503.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 100.60 101.10 127.20 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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