Russia Unemployment Rate  1993-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Russia declined to 5.4 percent in March of 2017 from 5.6 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 5.6 percent. The number of unemployed people decreased by 117 thousand to 4.109 million and the number of economically active people fell by 200 thousand to 75.9 million, representing 52 percent of total population. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.75 percent from 1993 until 2017, 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)
2017-02-22 11:00 AM Jan 5.6% 5.3% 5.4% 5.5%
2017-03-21 03:30 PM Feb 5.6% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
2017-04-18 01:10 PM Mar 5.4% 5.6% 5.6% 5.7%
2017-05-22 01:00 PM Apr 5.4% 5.3%
2017-06-20 01:00 PM May 5.2%
2017-07-19 01:00 PM Jun 5.1%




Russia Jobless Rate Falls To 5.4% In March


The unemployment rate in Russia declined to 5.4 percent in March of 2017 from 5.6 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 5.6 percent. A year ago, the jobless rate was 6 percent.

The number of unemployed people decreased by 117 thousand to 4.109 million. Compared to March of 2016, the number decreased by 458 thousand.    

The number of economically active people decreased by 200 thousand to 75.9 million, representing 52 percent of total population. Compared to March of 2016, the figure declined by 200 thousand. 

Real wages increased 1.5 percent year-on-year, following 1 percent rise in February and below market expectations of 2 percent. Nominal wages went up 5.8 percent to RUB 37,640 (5.6 percent in February) and real disposable income fell 2.5 percent, following a 3.8 percent slump in February.

Federal State Statistics Service | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
4/18/2017 1:44:06 PM



Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 71.30 71.60 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 4.10 4.20 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 64.70 65.00 66.60 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.50 68.90 70.30 64.20 percent [+]
Productivity 0.90 1.80 7.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Job Offers 1248266.00 1208136.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 37640.00 35845.00 47554.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 101.50 101.00 127.20 58.60 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 35603.00 35675.00 40731.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 7500.00 7500.00 7500.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]
Population 146.50 146.30 148.69 119.90 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 33965.10 34469.50 35809.00 32990.40 RUB/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 35518.60 34458.70 37431.50 32176.90 RUB/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 38600.00 37300.00 38600.00 36700.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 13100.00 12100.00 13100.00 9990.00 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 5.60 14.10 4.80 1993 - 2017 percent Monthly



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