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

Unemployment Rate in Russia increased to 5.90 percent in March of 2015 from 5.80 percent in February of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.94 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
5.90 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. Content for - Russia Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.


Russia Unemployment Rate Edges Up in March


Russian jobless rate increased for the seventh straight month to 5.9 percent in March from 5.8 percent in February.

The unemployment rate fell to a twenty-one-year low 4.8 percent in August of 2014 but has been on an upward trend since then, touching a fresh two-year high in March.

The number of unemployed people increased to 4.5 million in March from 4.41 million in the previous month. A year earlier, the figure was 4.02 million.

While nominal wages rose 6.1 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 33205 (8.1 percent in February), real pay fell 9.3 percent after dropping by 7.4 percent in the previous month. Real disposable income shrank 1.8 percent (-1.6 percent in February).

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/17/2015 2:13:25 PM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2015-03-19

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


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 02:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
5.9% 5.8% 5.9% 5.9%
2015-05-18 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
5.9% 5.3%
2015-06-17 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  May
5%
2015-07-17 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Jun
4.9%


Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.90 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 71.60 71.40 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.50 4.40 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Productivity 201.63 179.59 201.63 68.43 Index Points [+]
Wages 33205.00 31325.00 42136.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 28858.00 29100.00 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 5965.00 5554.00 5965.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Feb/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Feb/15 11.40 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Feb/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 12.70 Feb/15 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.86 Mar/15 4.33 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]