Russia Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.73%, a 1.13% increase from 2019.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.60%, a 0.25% decline from 2018.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.85%, a 0.36% decline from 2017.
  • Russia unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.21%, a 0.35% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Brazil 13.67%
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Albania 11.70%
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Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
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Russia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.73% 1.13%
2019 4.60% -0.25%
2018 4.85% -0.36%
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% 2.09%
2008 6.21% 0.21%
2007 6.00% -1.06%
2006 7.06% -0.06%
2005 7.12% -0.64%
2004 7.76% -0.45%
2003 8.21% 0.33%
2002 7.88% -1.10%
2001 8.98% -1.60%
2000 10.58% -2.46%
1999 13.04% -0.22%
1998 13.26% 1.45%
1997 11.81% 2.14%
1996 9.67% 0.22%
1995 9.45% 1.32%
1994 8.13% 2.25%
1993 5.88% 0.70%
1992 5.18% 0.05%
1991 5.13% 0.05%