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

The unemployment rate in Russia went down to 4.7 percent in May of 2018 from 5.2 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, below market expectations of 4.9 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since at least October 1992. In April, the jobless rate was higher at 4.9 percent. Unemployment Rate in Russia averaged 7.59 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 14.10 percent in February of 1999 and a record low of 4.70 percent in May of 2018.

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Russia May Jobless Rate Lowest Since 1992


The unemployment rate in Russia went down to 4.7 percent in May of 2018 from 5.2 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, below market expectations of 4.9 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since at least October 1992. In April, the jobless rate was higher at 4.9 percent.

The number of unemployed people decreased by 337 thousand to 3.608 million in May 2018 from 3.945 million in the same month of the previous year. Compared to April, the number of unemployed fell by 104 thousand.

Real wages grew 7.3 percent year-on-year in May of 2018, easing from a downwardly revised 7.6 percent rise in the previous month and missing market expectations of 7.5 percent. Average nominal wages went up 9.9 percent to RUB 43,815 while annual inflation rate stood at 2.4 percent, close to a record low of 2.2 percent in February and January. On the other hand, real disposable income increased by only 0.3 percent in May, following a 5.7 percent growth in the preceding month.


Federal State Statistics Service | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
6/20/2018 1:48:30 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 4.7% 4.9% 4.9% 5.1%
2018-07-18 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.7% 4.6%
2018-08-17 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.5%
2018-09-19 01:00 PM Unemployment Rate 4.5%


Russia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.90 14.10 4.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 72.50 72.30 74.10 60.40 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 3.60 3.70 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
Employment Rate 59.80 59.60 66.60 59.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 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 43815.00 43550.00 51197.00 1.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 39826.00 37425.00 40469.00 7397.00 RUB/Month [+]
Wage Growth 7.30 7.60 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.70 4.90 14.10 4.70 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 May/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Apr/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 May/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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