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

Unemployment Rate in Russia decreased to 5.40 percent in June from 5.60 percent in May of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.92 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 5.60 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, July 31, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-22 02:00 PM Apr 5.8% 5.9% 6.0% 6.0%
2015-06-18 02:00 PM May 5.6% 5.8% 5.8% 5.9%
2015-07-17 02:00 PM Jun 5.4% 5.6% 5.7% 5.7%
2015-08-17 01:00 PM Jul 5.4% 5.5%
2015-09-17 01:00 PM Aug 5.4%
2015-10-19 01:00 PM Sep 5.5%


Russia Unemployment Rate Down to 5.4% in June


Russian jobless rate decreased for the third consecutive month to 5.4 percent in June from 5.6 percent in May. It is the lowest value since December of 2014 and below market expectations.

The number of unemployed people decreased to 4.1 million in June from 4.29 million in the previous month. A year earlier, the figure was 3.7 million.

The number of economically active people decreased to 76.5 million (52 percent of population) in June from 77 million (53 percent) in May. Compared to June of 2014 the figure increased by 0.9 million.

Nominal wages rose 7.0 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 35930 (7.2 percent in May) and real pay fell 7.2 percent after dropping by 7.4 percent in the previous month. Real disposable income shrank 3.5 percent (-6.5 percent in May).

The decline was not expected, taking into account the current economic situation, and was likely due to increase in demand for seasonal agricultural and construction jobs. 

Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
7/17/2015 6:37:54 PM


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Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 72.40 72.70 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.10 4.30 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Productivity 201.63 179.59 201.63 68.43 Index Points [+]
Wages 35930.00 34380.00 42136.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 32222.00 32338.00 35124.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
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 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.90 68.50 68.90 64.20 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 5965.00 5554.00 5965.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 Jun/15 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.90 Jun/15 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jun/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jun/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.41 Jun/15 4.45 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 Jun/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.40 Jun/15 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Jun/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.60 Apr/15 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 May/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]