The number of unemployed people came in at 4428 thousand from 4425 thousand in December. A year earlier, the figure was 4167 thousand.
The number of economically active people decreased by 0.9 million to 75.8 million (52 percent of population) in January. Compared to January of 2015 the figure decreased by 0.1 million.
Nominal wages rose 3.1 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 32122 and real pay fell 6.1 percent. Real disposable income shrank 6.3 percent.