Russian Federation - Total Employment

Russian Federation: Total Employment

Mnemonic ETOT.IRUS
Unit Ths. #
Annual 1.82 %
Data 2021 70,817
2020 69,550

Series Information

Source Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat)
Release Detailed Employment
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2010
End Date 12/31/2021

Russian Federation: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Nov 2022 75.1 75 Mil. #, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Nov 2022 72.4 72.1 Mil. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Nov 2022 2.7 2.9 Mil. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Nov 2022 3.7 3.9 %, NSA Monthly
Wage & Salaries Oct 2022 62,470 61,879 RUB, NSA Monthly
Total Employment 2021 70,817 69,550 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

For Russia, workplace-based employment by industry. Annual from 1990.


  • Industry classification: OKVED 2, aligned with UN ISIC Rev. 4
  • Measurement: Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: 2010


  • OKVED (UN ISIC Rev. 3) - 1998 to 2016
  • Pre-2005 methodology - 1990 to 2004

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.

Data on average annual number of employed in the economy are compiled by the main job of civil population once a year based on a survey while drawing up a balance of labor resources based on information of organizations, materials of the sample survey on employment, data of executive power bodies, refinements of the number of employed who were not found during the sample survey on employment.

Data is presented in the annual release "Russia in Figures" and contains information on natural resources, national wealth, environment, demographic changes, income of the population, employment etc.


Since 2018, the data is presented according to ISIC Rev. 4 classification.

In mid-2019, history was extended by seven years.

When converted to the same frequency, the annual employment data differ from the monthly data compiled from the report on socio-economic indicators of Russia. Annual data is workplace-based employment (survey of employers) while monthly data is residence-based survey (compiled on a survey of population).

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