Russia Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.72%, a 0.87% decline from 2020.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.59%, a 1.09% increase from 2019.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.50%, a 0.35% decline from 2018.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.85%, a 0.36% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Russia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.72% -0.87%
2020 5.59% 1.09%
2019 4.50% -0.35%
2018 4.85% -0.36%
2017 5.21% -0.35%
2016 5.56% -0.01%
2015 5.57% 0.41%
2014 5.16% -0.30%
2013 5.46% 0.02%
2012 5.44% -1.10%
2011 6.54% -0.83%
2010 7.37% -0.93%
2009 8.30% 2.09%
2008 6.21% 0.21%
2007 6.00% -1.06%
2006 7.06% -0.06%
2005 7.12% -0.64%
2004 7.76% -0.45%
2003 8.21% 0.33%
2002 7.88% -1.10%
2001 8.98% -1.60%
2000 10.58% -2.46%
1999 13.04% -0.22%
1998 13.26% 1.45%
1997 11.81% 2.14%
1996 9.67% 0.22%
1995 9.45% 1.32%
1994 8.13% 2.25%
1993 5.88% 0.70%
1992 5.18% -0.23%
1991 5.41% -0.23%