Russia Unemployment Rate  1992-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Russian unemployment rate dropped to a fresh record low of 4.6 percent in August 2018 from 4.7 percent in the previous month, and compared to last year's figure of 4.9 percent. The number of unemployed decreased by 2.7 percent from a month earlier. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.56 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 14.10 percent in February of 1999 and a record low of 4.60 percent in August of 2018.

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Russian Jobless Rate Falls to New Record Low


Russian unemployment rate dropped to a fresh record low of 4.6 percent in August 2018 from 4.7 percent in the previous month, and compared to last year's figure of 4.9 percent. The number of unemployed decreased by 2.7 percent from a month earlier.

The number of unemployed declined by 97 thousand to 3.506 million in August from 3.603 million in the previous month. Compared with the previous year, unemployment fell by 290 thousand from 3.796 million.

Real wages in Russia increased by 7 percent year-on-year in August, following a 7.5 percent advance in the previous month and below market expectations of a 7.5 percent gain. Average nominal wages surged 10.3 percent to RUB 41,140 while annual inflation rate rose to 3.1 percent. Meanwhile, real disposable personal income in Russia decreased by 0.9 percent in August, following a 2.3 percent gain in the previous month.


Federal State Statistics Service | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/19/2018 1:10:09 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-18 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.7% 4.7% 4.6%
2018-08-17 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.7% 4.7% 4.6%
2018-09-19 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.6% 4.7% 4.7% 4.7%
2018-10-17 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.6% 4.4%
2018-11-20 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.3%
2018-12-19 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.3%


Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.70 14.10 4.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 72.70 72.50 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 3.51 3.60 10.40 3.51 Million [+]
Employment Rate 59.90 59.80 66.60 59.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.70 70.30 62.50 percent [+]
Productivity -0.20 -2.20 7.50 -4.10 percent [+]
Job Offers 1753086.00 1741114.00 2197833.00 1000000.00 Persons [+]
Wages 41140.00 42413.00 51197.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 39977.00 40385.00 40469.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 7.00 7.50 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.60 4.70 14.10 4.60 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.30 Jul/18
Italy 10.40 Jul/18
Turkey 10.20 Jun/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.20 Jul/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 6.00 Aug/18
Australia 5.30 Aug/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.60 Aug/18
South Korea 4.20 Aug/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jul/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
United States 3.90 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Jul/18
Germany 3.40 Jul/18
Japan 2.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 2.40 Aug/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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