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

Russian unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in October of 2017 from 5.4 percent in the same month of the previous year, matching market expectations. In the previous month, the unemployment was slightly lower at 5 percent. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.68 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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Russia Jobless Rate Down to 5.1%


Russian unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in October of 2017 from 5.4 percent in the same month of the previous year, matching market expectations. In the previous month, the unemployment was slightly lower at 5 percent.

The number of unemployed people fell by 240 thousand to 3.86 million from 4.1 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Compared to September, the number of unemployed increased by 40 thousand from 3.82 million.

Real wages went up 4.3 percent year-on-year in October, following an upwardly revised 4.4 percent gain in September and beating market expectations of 2.8 percent. Average nominal wages jumped 7.1 percent to RUB 38,275 while the annual inflation rate slowed to 2.7 percent, the lowest since at least 1991. Meanwhile, real disposable income dropped 1.3 percent, more than a 0.3 percent decline in September.

Federal State Statistics Service | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/20/2017 1:19:07 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-19 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.9% 5.1% 5.1% 5.2%
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% 4.8%


Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.00 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 72.80 72.90 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 3.86 3.82 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 66.10 66.10 66.60 64.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.60 69.60 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 37520.00 38040.00 47554.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 38172.00 38923.00 40731.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 4.30 4.40 27.20 -41.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7500.00 6204.00 7500.00 132.00 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 5.00 14.10 4.80 1993 - 2017 percent Monthly




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