Russian Federation - Unemployment Rate

Russian Federation: Unemployment Rate

Mnemonic LBR.IRUS
Unit %, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Data Sep 2020 6.3
Aug 2020 6.4

Series Information

Source Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat)
Release Unemployment
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2001
End Date 9/30/2020

Russian Federation: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Sep 2020 75.3 75.2 Mil. #, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Sep 2020 70.5 70.4 Mil. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Sep 2020 4.8 4.8 Mil. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Sep 2020 6.3 6.4 %, NSA Monthly
Wage & Salaries May 2020 50,747 49,306 RUB, NSA Monthly
Total Employment 2019 71,064 71,561 Ths. # Annual
Agriculture Employment 2017 5,067,792 5,119,251 # Annual
Secondary Industries Employment 2017 20,330,926 20,532,631 # Annual
Tertiary Industries Employment 2017 50,239,981 50,550,127 # Annual

Release Information

Economically active population (labour force) - persons of age established to measure economic activities of population, which for the observed period are considered employed or unemployed. The number of the economically active population includes data on employed and unemployed based on the results of surveys on employment of population. The definition of the economically active population is carried out for people of 15-72 years old.

Employed in the economy are persons who in the reference period were involved in paid jobs as well as in income related self-employment either with the participation of hired employees or without any hired employees. The employed comprise persons who are temporarily out of their work, non-paid family workers as well as those in households who engaged in goods and services production for sale.

According to the standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the unemployed include the persons at the age considered fit for measuring economic activity of population who in the period under consideration were not engaged in any activities.

The unemployed registered in the State employment service include persons having no job and earning (labour income), living on the territory of the Russian Federation, registered at the local employment center with the purpose to seek a proper job, seeking for a job and ready to start working.

The level of unemployment is determined as a ratio of the unemployed of age specified group to the total number of economically active population of the respective age group (in percentage).

The duration of unemployment  is a time period during which an unemployed person is seeking a job, making use of any methods for seeking job.

The report is compiled based on data from national statistics bodies of enterprises, organizations that conduct surveys, international entities and people through censuses.

The monthly summary report contains data on the socio-economic situation of Russia. Dynamics by months and quarters of the current and previous years is provided considering the main socio-economic indicators. Concise information on industrial production,construction,agriculture, transport, domestic and foreign trade,prices, standard of living, labor market and demographic situation is presented.

Note: Monthly employment data is based on the survey of population (residence-based survey).


Data may be revised.