Russia Unemployment Rate 1991-2019

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.74%, a 0.47% decline from 2017.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.21%, a 0.35% decline from 2016.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.56%, a 0.01% decline from 2015.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2015 was 5.57%, a 0.41% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Gabon 19.49%
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Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
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Russia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 4.74% -0.47%
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% 2.10%
2008 6.21% 0.20%
2007 6.00% -1.05%
2006 7.06% -0.07%
2005 7.12% -0.64%
2004 7.76% -0.45%
2003 8.21% 0.34%
2002 7.88% -1.10%
2001 8.98% -1.60%
2000 10.58% -2.46%
1999 13.04% -0.23%
1998 13.26% 1.45%
1997 11.81% 2.15%
1996 9.67% 0.22%
1995 9.45% 1.32%
1994 8.13% 2.25%
1993 5.88% 0.70%
1992 5.18% 0.11%
1991 5.07% 0.11%