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

Russian unemployment rate declined to 4.9 percent in April of 2018 from 5.3 percent in the same month of the previous year, beating market expectations of 5 percent. In March, the jobless rate was 5 percent. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.63 percent from 1993 until 2018, 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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Russia Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 4.9%


Russian unemployment rate declined to 4.9 percent in April of 2018 from 5.3 percent in the same month of the previous year, beating market expectations of 5 percent. In March, the jobless rate was 5 percent.

The number of unemployed people declined by 338 thousand to 3.712 million in April from 4.050 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Compared to March, the number of unemployed fell by 96 thousand.

Real wages rose 7.8 percent year-on-year in April of 2018, easing only slightly from an upwardly revised 8.7 percent jump in the previous month and beating market expectations of 5.9 percent. Average nominal wages surged 10.4 percent to RUB 43,550 while annual inflation rate stood at 2.4 percent, close to a record low of 2.2 percent in February and January. Meanwhile, real disposable personal income increased by 5.7 percent in April, following a 4.5 percent growth in the previous month.


Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/22/2018 1:18:45 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-21 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5% 5.2% 5.2% 5.2%
2018-04-18 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5% 5% 5% 5%
2018-05-22 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.9% 5% 5% 5.1%
2018-06-20 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.9% 4.9% 5.1%
2018-07-18 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5.2%
2018-08-17 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 5.2%


Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.00 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 72.30 72.30 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 3.70 3.81 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 59.60 59.60 66.60 59.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 70.30 62.50 percent [+]
Productivity -0.20 -2.20 7.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Job Offers 1526865.00 1468928.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 43550.00 41650.00 51197.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 39826.00 37425.00 40469.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 7.80 8.70 27.20 -41.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 11163.00 9489.00 11163.00 132.00 RUB/Month [+]
Population 146.88 146.50 148.69 119.90 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.90 5.00 14.10 4.80 1993 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.90 Apr/18
Italy 11.20 Apr/18
Turkey 10.10 Mar/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.50 Apr/18
Canada 5.80 May/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.90 Apr/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Apr/18
South Korea 4.00 May/18
Netherlands 3.90 Apr/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
United States 3.80 May/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Apr/18
Mexico 3.40 Apr/18
Japan 2.50 Apr/18
Switzerland 2.40 May/18


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