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

Russian jobless rate was recorded at 5.80 percent in December of 2015, the same as in the previous month and remaining the highest since April of 2015. The number of unemployed people decreased marginally while economically active edged up slightly. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.86 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.

Russia Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.80 5.80 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. Russia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-18 10:55 AM Oct 5.5% 5.2% 5.4% 5.3%
2015-12-17 01:00 PM Nov 5.8% 5.5% 5.6% 5.6%
2016-01-25 08:05 AM Dec 5.8% 5.8% 5.9% 5.9%
2016-02-18 01:00 PM Jan 5.8% 5.9% 6.0%
2016-03-18 01:30 PM Feb 6.1%
2016-04-19 01:00 PM Mar 6.1%

Russia Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.8%


Russian jobless rate was recorded at 5.80 percent in December of 2015, the same as in the previous month and remaining the highest since April of 2015. The number of unemployed people decreased marginally while economically active edged up slightly.

The number of unemployed people decreased by 9 thousand to 4426 thousand in December. A year earlier, the figure was 3974 thousand. 

The number of economically active people increased by 0.1 million to 76.7 million (53 percent of population) in December. Compared to December of 2014 the figure increased by 1.3 thousand.

Nominal wages rose 1.6 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 42684 (+4.6 percent in November) and real pay fell 10 percent after dropping 10.4 percent in the previous month. Real disposable income shrank 0.7 percent (-5.4 percent in November).

Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
1/25/2016 9:43:58 AM

Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 72.30 72.20 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.40 4.40 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 65.30 65.10 66.20 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.90 68.50 68.90 64.20 percent [+]
Productivity 201.63 179.59 201.63 68.43 Index Points [+]
Job Offers 1135168.00 1206653.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 42684.00 33857.00 42684.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 31332.00 32145.00 35124.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 6204.00 5965.00 6204.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 90.00 89.60 127.20 58.60 Index Points [+]
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 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 10000.00 9990.00 10000.00 9990.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 30000.00 30000.00 30000.00 30000.00 RUB/Month [+]




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