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

Unemployment Rate in Russia increased to 5.80 percent in February of 2015 from 5.50 percent in January of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.95 percent from 1993 until 2015, 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
5.80 5.50 14.10 4.80 1993 - 2015 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, March 27, 2015.


Russia Unemployment Rate at 2-Year High


Russian jobless rate rose for the sixth straight month to 5.8 percent in February of 2015 from 5.5 percent in the previous month. It is the highest figure since February of 2013.

In February, the number of unemployed people increased to 4.41 million from 4.17 million in the previous month. A year earlier, the figure was 4.23 million.

990 thousand people were officially registered as unemployed, up from 920 thousand in January and 950 thousand a year earlier. 

While nominal wages rose 5.2 percent year-on-year (5.3 percent in January), real pay fell 9.9 percent after dropping by 8.4 percent in the previous month. Real disposable income shrank 0.6 percent (-1.0 percent in January).

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/19/2015 2:22:01 PM


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Russia Unemployment Rate Rises in January
Russian jobless rate increased to 5.5 percent in January of 2015 from 5.3 percent in the previous period. The unemployment rate rose for the fifth straight month, reaching its highest since February when it was recorded at 5.6 percent. Published on 2015-02-18

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. Published on 2015-01-28


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-28 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
5.3% 5.2% 5.4% 5.3%
2015-02-18 03:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
5.5% 5.3% 5.5% 5.6%
2015-03-19 01:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
5.8% 5.5% 5.7% 5.7%
2015-04-17 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
5.8% 5.5%
2015-05-18 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
5.3%
2015-06-17 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  May
5%


Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.50 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 71.80 71.40 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.40 4.20 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Productivity 201.63 179.59 201.63 68.43 Index Points [+]
Wages 81118.00 96476.00 114805.89 1.00 RUB [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 4364.00 18736.30 18736.30 2053.20 RUB [+]
Population 143.70 143.30 148.69 119.90 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 5965.00 5554.00 5965.00 132.00 RUB [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Feb/15 6.40 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Feb/15 6.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Dec/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.20 Jan/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jan/15 12.70 13.30 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.10 Feb/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Feb/15 5.50 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Feb/15 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Feb/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.90 Dec/14 10.70 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Jan/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Feb/15 5.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]