Russia Unemployment Rate 1993-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Russia increased to 5.30 percent in December of 2014 from 5.20 percent in November of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.97 percent from 1993 until 2014, 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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Russia Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 5.20 14.10 4.80 1993 - 2014 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. Content for - Russia Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, January 30, 2015.


Russia Unemployment Rate at 8-Month High


Russian jobless rate increased for the fourth consecutive month to 5.3 percent in December of 2014 from 5.2 percent in the previous month, reaching the highest since April.

In August of 2014, the unemployment rate touched a record low 4.8 percent but has been rising since then.

In December, the number of unemployed people increased to 3.974 million from 3.93 million in November. A year earlier, the figure was 4.19 million.

883 thousand people were officially registered as unemployed in December, up from 822 thousand in November but down from 918 thousand a year earlier. 

While nominal wages rose 6.1 percent, real pay fell 4.1 percent year-on-year in December. In the previous month, real wages grew a meager 0.5 percent. 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/28/2015 1:24:11 PM


Recent Releases

Russia Unemployment Rate Edges Up to 5.2%
Russian jobless rate increased to 5.2 percent in November of 2014 from 5.1 percent in the previous month, above market expectations. Published on 2014-12-17

Russia Unemployment Rate Up to 5.1%
Russian jobless rate increased for the second consecutive month to 5.1 percent in October of 2014 from 4.9 percent in September, above market forecasts. Published on 2014-11-21


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-21 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
5.1% 4.9% 5% 5.0%
2014-12-17 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
5.2% 5.1% 5.1%
2015-01-28 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
5.3% 5.2% 5.4% 5.3%
2015-02-17 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
5.3% 5.6%
2015-03-17 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
5.8%
2015-04-17 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
5.5%


Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.20 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 71.60 72.00 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 3.90 3.90 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Productivity 201.63 179.59 201.63 68.43 Index Points [+]
Wages 33088.00 32439.00 39648.00 1.00 RUB [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 18736.30 17146.00 18736.30 2053.20 RUB [+]
Population 143.70 143.35 148.69 119.90 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Dec/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.30 Dec/14 4.80 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.70 Dec/14 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.40 Dec/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Dec/14 4.90 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.90 Dec/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Dec/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.10 Dec/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Dec/14 5.20 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Dec/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Dec/14 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.40 Oct/14 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.80 Nov/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.60 Dec/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]