Unemployment in Russia
Russia's unemployment rate from 2013 to 2022 was generally moderate, with external factors like sanctions and oil price volatility occasionally having a limited impact on the job market. In 2022, the unemployment rate was at a multi-decade low due to emigration, weak demographics and mobilization of men for the war in Ukraine.
The unemployment rate in Russia averaged 5.1% in the decade up to 2022, below the Eastern Europe average of 7.4%. The unemployment rate in Russia was 3.9% in 2022. For more unemployment information, visit our dedicated page.
Russia Unemployment Chart
Russia Unemployment Data
|Unemployment (% of active population, aop)
|Unemployment (% of active population, eop)
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