Russia's unemployment rate edged down to 5.2 percent in April of 2021, from 5.4 percent in the previous month and below analyst forecasts of 5.4 percent. It was the lowest rate since March last year but still above pre-pandemic levels. The number of unemployed people fell by 159 thousand from a month earlier to 3.898 million. source: Federal State Statistics Service

Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.34 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 14.10 percent in February of 1999 and a record low of 4.30 percent in August of 2019. This page provides - Russia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Russia Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Russia is expected to be 6.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Russia to stand at 6.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Russia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.50 percent in 2022 and 5.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Russia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.20 5.40 14.10 4.30 1992 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-18 04:00 PM Jan 5.8% 5.9% 6% 6.1%
2021-03-19 04:00 PM Feb 5.7% 5.8% 5.7% 5.8%
2021-04-20 04:00 PM Mar 5.4% 5.7% 5.6% 5.7%
2021-05-25 04:00 PM Apr 5.2% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4%
2021-06-21 04:00 PM May 5.2% 5.2% 5.2%
2021-07-20 04:00 PM Jun
2021-08-19 04:00 PM Jul
2021-09-20 04:00 PM Aug


News Stream
Russia Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest Since March 2020
Russia's unemployment rate edged down to 5.2 percent in April of 2021, from 5.4 percent in the previous month and below analyst forecasts of 5.4 percent. It was the lowest rate since March last year but still above pre-pandemic levels. The number of unemployed people fell by 159 thousand from a month earlier to 3.898 million.
2021-05-25
Russia Jobless Rate Hits 1-Year Low
Russia's unemployment rate edged down to 5.4 percent in March of 2021, from 5.7 percent in the previous month and below analyst forecasts of 5.6 percent. It was the lowest rate since March last year but still well above pre-pandemic levels. The number of unemployed people fell by 187 thousand from a month earlier to 4.057 million and those officially registered as unemployed declined by 472 thousand to 1.748 million.
2021-04-20
Russia Jobless Rate Falls to 11-Month Low
Russia's unemployment rate edged down to 5.7 percent in February 2021, down from 5.8 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. The rate was the lowest since April 2020 but remained well above pre-pandemic levels. The number of unemployed people fell by 73 thousand from a month earlier to 4.244 million and those officially registered as unemployed declined by 309 thousand to 2.220 million.
2021-03-19
Russia Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Drops to 9-Month Low
Russia's unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent in January of 2021 from 5.9 percent in the prior month and below market expectations of 6 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since April, as the number of unemployed fell by 116 thousand from a month earlier to 4.317 million and those officially registered as unemployed declined by 244 thousand to 2.529 million.
2021-02-18

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.