Russia Unemployment Rate  1993-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Russian unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in November 2017 from 5.4 percent in the same month of the previous year and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed declined by 227 thousand to 3.887 million. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.67 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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Russian Jobless Rate Falls to 5.1% in November


Russian unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in November 2017 from 5.4 percent in the same month of the previous year and in line with market expectations.

The number of unemployed people fell by 227 thousand to 3.887 million from 4.114 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Compared to October, the number of unemployed increased by 28 thousand from 3.859 million.

Real wages in Russia rose 5.4 percent year-on-year in November, the same pace as in the previous month and above market expectations of a 4.4 percent increase. Average nominal wages jumped 8 percent to RUB 38,720 while annual inflation rate slowed to 2.5 percent, the lowest since at least 1991. Meanwhile, real disposable income dropped 0.3 percent, after a 1.7 percent fall in October.


Federal State Statistics Service | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
12/19/2017 1:08:36 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-18 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5.0% 4.9% 4.9% 4.9%
2017-11-20 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5.1% 5% 5.1% 4.9%
2017-12-19 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5.1% 5.1% 5.1% 5.1%
2018-01-25 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5.1% 5.2% 5.1%
2018-02-19 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5.1%
2018-03-21 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5.2%


Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 72.30 72.50 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 3.89 3.86 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 65.70 65.90 66.60 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.20 69.40 70.30 64.20 percent [+]
Productivity -0.20 -2.20 7.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Job Offers 1652370.00 1663932.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 38720.00 38275.00 47554.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 38172.00 38923.00 40731.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 5.40 5.40 27.20 -41.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 11163.00 9489.00 11163.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]
Population 146.80 146.50 148.69 119.90 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 18300.00 13300.00 18300.00 12000.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 46100.00 37300.00 46100.00 33300.00 RUB/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 28300.00 27600.00 28300.00 26700.00 RUB/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 20400.00 20100.00 20400.00 19300.00 RUB/Month [+]


Russia Unemployment Rate

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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 5.10 14.10 4.80 1993 - 2017 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.00 Nov/17
Italy 11.00 Nov/17
Turkey 10.30 Oct/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.70 Nov/17
Canada 5.70 Dec/17
Australia 5.50 Dec/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.10 Nov/17
Netherlands 4.40 Dec/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17
United States 4.10 Dec/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Nov/17
South Korea 3.60 Dec/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Mexico 3.40 Nov/17
Switzerland 3.30 Dec/17
Japan 2.70 Nov/17


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