Russian Federation - Unemployment

Russian Federation: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.IRUS
Unit Mil. #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0 %
Data Aug 2021 3.4
Jul 2021 3.4

Series Information

Source Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat)
Release Labor force survey
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2001
End Date 8/31/2021

Russian Federation: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Aug 2021 75.6 75.5 Mil. #, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Aug 2021 72.2 72.1 Mil. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Aug 2021 3.4 3.4 Mil. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Aug 2021 4.4 4.5 %, NSA Monthly
Wage & Salaries Jul 2021 55,170 58,782 RUB, NSA Monthly
Total Employment 2020 69,550 71,064 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, labor force status measures according to the ILO definition, monthly from 2001.

  • Measurements:
    • Thousands of persons (#)
    • Percent (%)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: 2001m1

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).


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.

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