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

Russian unemployment rate decreased to 5.4 percent in October of 2016 compared to 5.5 percent a year ago and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed people decreased by 152 thousand to 4.103 million while the number of economically active decreased by 0.2 million to 76.6 million (52 percent of population). In the previous month, the jobless rate was recorded at 5.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.78 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-19 01:00 PM Aug 5.2% 5.3% 5.4% 5.3%
2016-10-19 01:00 PM Sep 5.2% 5.2% 5.2% 5.3%
2016-11-18 01:00 PM Oct 5.4% 5.2% 5.4% 5.3%
2016-12-19 01:00 PM Nov 5.4% 5.6%
2017-01-25 08:05 AM Dec
2017-02-17 01:00 PM Jan




Russia Jobless Rate Falls To 5.4% In October


Russian unemployment rate decreased to 5.4 percent in October of 2016 compared to 5.5 percent a year ago and in line with market expectations. In the previous month, the jobless rate was recorded at 5.2 percent.

The number of unemployed people decreased by 152 thousand to 4.103 million in September of 2016. Meanwhile, the number of economically active decreased by 0.2 million to 76.6 million (52 percent of population).

Nominal wages rose 8.2 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 36200. Real pay went up 2 percent, following 1.9 percent growth in the previous month and in line with market expectations. Real disposable income decreased 5.9 percent, compared to 1.5 percent in September.

Federal State Statistics Service | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
11/18/2016 1:20:08 PM



Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.20 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 72.50 73.10 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.10 4.00 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 65.80 66.30 66.60 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.50 70.00 70.30 64.20 percent [+]
Productivity 0.90 1.80 7.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Job Offers 1359533.00 1406186.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 36200.00 36115.00 42684.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 34532.00 36133.00 37503.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 102.00 101.90 127.20 58.60 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 7500.00 6204.00 7500.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]
Population 146.30 143.70 148.69 119.90 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 21900.00 20400.00 21900.00 19300.00 RUB/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 11900.00 10900.00 11900.00 10900.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 13100.00 12100.00 13100.00 9990.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 38600.00 37300.00 38600.00 36700.00 RUB/Month [+]



Russia Unemployment Rate Notes

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 5.20 14.10 4.80 1993 - 2016 percent Monthly



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