Russia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.59%, a 0.26% decline from 2018.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.85%, a 0.37% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Bosnia 18.43%
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North Macedonia 17.76%
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Montenegro 14.88%
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Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
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Russia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.59% -0.26%
2018 4.85% -0.37%
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% 0.04%
1991 5.14% 0.04%