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

Unemployment rate in Russia was recorded at 6.0 percent in March of 2016, up from 5.8 percent in the previous three months and above market expectations of 5.9 percent. It was the highest rate since January of 2013, as the number of unemployed people increased by 138 thousand to 4.56 million while economically active increased by 0.2 million to 76.1 million (52 percent of population). Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.86 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
6.00 5.80 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-18 01:00 PM Jan 5.8% 5.8% 5.9% 6.0%
2016-03-21 01:00 PM Feb 5.8% 5.8% 5.8% 5.9%
2016-04-19 01:00 PM Mar 6.0% 5.8% 5.9% 5.9%
2016-05-23 01:00 PM Apr 5.9%
2016-06-20 01:00 PM May 5.7%
2016-07-19 01:00 PM Jun 5.7%

Russia Jobless Rate at 3-Year High


Unemployment rate in Russia was recorded at 6.0 percent in March of 2016, up from 5.8 percent in the previous three months and above market expectations of 5.9 percent. It was the highest rate since January of 2013, as the number of unemployed people increased by 138 thousand to 4.56 million while economically active increased by 0.2 million to 76.1 million (52 percent of population).

The number of unemployed people increased by 138 thousand to 4567 thousand in March. A year earlier, the figure was 4503 thousand. 

The number of economically active people increased by 0.2 million to 76.1 million (52 percent of population). Compared to March of 2015, the figure was steady.

Nominal wages rose 4.1 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 35570 while real pay fell 3.0 percent. Real disposable income decreased 1.8 percent.

Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
4/19/2016 2:48:09 PM

Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 71.60 71.50 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.60 4.40 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 64.90 64.90 66.20 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.10 68.90 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 35570.00 32990.00 42684.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 31968.00 31261.00 37503.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 6204.00 5965.00 6204.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 97.00 96.40 127.20 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 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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