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

Russian unemployment rate was recorded at 5.6 percent in May of 2016, down from 5.9 percent in the previous month. The figure came below market expectations of 5.8 percent and was the lowest October 2015. The number of unemployed people decreased by 217 thousand to 4.3 million. 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
5.60 5.90 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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-19 01:00 PM Mar 6.0% 5.8% 5.9% 5.9%
2016-05-23 01:00 PM Apr 5.9% 6.0% 6% 6.0%
2016-06-20 01:00 PM May 5.6% 5.9% 5.8% 5.8%
2016-07-19 01:00 PM Jun 5.7%
2016-08-17 01:00 PM Jul 5.6%
2016-09-19 01:00 PM Aug 5.6%

Russian Jobless Rate at 7-Month Low of 5.6%


Russian unemployment rate was recorded at 5.6 percent in May of 2016, down from 5.9 percent in the previous month. The figure came below market expectations of 5.8 percent and was the lowest October 2015. The number of unemployed people decreased by 217 thousand to 4.3 million.

A year earlier, the number of unemployed people was 4292 thousand. 

The number of economically active people increased by 0.2 million to 76.5 million (52 percent of population). Compared to May of 2015, the figure declined by 0.5 million. 

Nominal wages rose 6.2 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 36570 while real pay fell 1.0 percent. Real disposable income decreased 5.7 percent.

Federal State Statistics Service | Yekaterina Guchshina| yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
6/20/2016 2:41:23 PM

Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 71.80 71.60 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.50 4.60 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 65.10 64.90 66.20 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.20 69.10 69.90 64.20 percent [+]
Productivity 201.63 179.59 201.63 68.43 Index Points [+]
Job Offers 1123960.00 1115852.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 36210.00 35570.00 42684.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 34625.00 33789.00 37503.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 99.00 98.90 127.20 58.60 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 7500.00 6204.00 7500.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]
Population 146.27 143.70 148.69 119.90 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 18600.00 18500.00 19700.00 18500.00 RUB/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 10500.00 10300.00 10500.00 10300.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 12000.00 9990.00 10000.00 9990.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 38400.00 37300.00 38400.00 37300.00 RUB/Month [+]




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