Called the Russian regions with the highest and lowest unemployment rates

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotobaikeram vacancies. Archival photoCalled the Russian regions with the highest and lowest unemployment rates© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

The unemployment rate in Russia in August reached the lowest value over the long-term follow — 4,6%: the lowest rate in Moscow (1.2 percent), the highest in Ingushetia (26,5%), according to a study by RIA Novosti.

The Agency RIA rating on the order of RIA Novosti on the basis of data of Rosstat has made a rating of Russian regions by the level of unemployment. In August, the unemployment rate was 4.6%, while unemployment in the Eurozone in August was 8.1%, which was also the lowest figure for a decade.

According to the rating, in 39 Russian regions the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. The experts of the RIA Rating predict that in the second half of 2018, the figures will not be significantly changed.

Portrait of the unemployed

The number of Russians of working age in June-August 2018 76.2 million people, including 3.5 million people were not employed. In the first half of the year, unemployment was somewhat larger and the reduction of their number in the summer, which might be related to seasonal factors, took place against the background of growth of nominal wages.

The average age of the Russian unemployed for 35 years. The average time that is spent on search of work, is 6.9 months, with 25.6% of the unemployed spend a year or more.

A quarter of the unemployed (26.4 percent) are young people aged 15 to 25 years, 18 per cent were 50 years and older.


By the end of June-August 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 in 58 regions, the unemployment rate declined in 6 — has not changed in 21 regions increased.

A leader in the positive dynamics became the Republic of Mari El, where the unemployment rate decreased by 2.7 percentage points to 3.4%. In addition, by 2.3 percentage points decreased the unemployment rate in the Oryol region and the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania, amounting to 4.5% and 8.9%, respectively. In the Jewish Autonomous region unemployment during the summer months decreased by 2.1 percentage point, to 7.2%.

Unemployment in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic grew by 1.1 percentage point and amounted to 12.1% — the biggest growth dynamics of this indicator in the country.

Leaders and outsiders

In Moscow, the lowest level of unemployment in the country — for every unemployed has two vacancies, which was declared by the employers to the employment service of the population. Low levels of unemployment in St. Petersburg (1.4 percent), Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district (2%), Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district — Yugra (2.3%) and Moscow region (2.6 percent).

In the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district for each unemployed person has three vacancies for the labor exchange. The prevalence of vacancies over the number unemployed are referred to as the mismatch imposed qualification requirements and salary expectations. In other regions, this discrepancy is even more pronounced.

The unemployment rate exceeds 10% in seven regions of Russia: Ingushetia (26.5 per cent), Tyva (19%), Chechnya (13.8 per cent), Karachay-Cherkess Republic (12,1%), Dagestan (10.7 per cent), the Republic of Altai (10,2%) and Zabaykalsky Krai (10.2 percent). In Dagestan, Ingushetia and Chechnya, the situation improved a bit, resulting in the reduction of unemployment, but, nevertheless, in all regions of this group there is a shortage of vacancies, as evidenced by high values of coefficient of tension in the labour market.

Called the Russian regions with the highest and lowest unemployment rates© Integrationa version of the rating of regions of Russia by unemployment rate