Unemployment in Russia amounted to 1.6% in Moscow to 27.1% in Ingushetia

Moscow. April 21. The unemployment rate in the Federal districts of the Russian Federation continues to be significantly differentiated – the differences in 3.2 times, regions differentiation is 17 times, according to a report of Rosstat on employment and unemployment in March 2017.

As reported in Russia as a whole, the unemployment rate in March fell to 5.4% from 5.6% in February and January. In December this index amounted to 5.3% in November and October, he remained at 5.4% vs.5.2% in September.

The lowest level of unemployment corresponding to the criteria of the ILO in March 2017 was traditionally recorded in the Central Federal district is 3.6% (4% in March 2016), the highest, is also traditionally in the North Caucasian Federal district and 11.4% (11.6 percent).

In the North-Western Federal district, the unemployment rate in February was 4.3% (5% a year earlier), in the Volga – 5% (5,1%), in the Urals – a 6.2% (6.9 per cent) in the far East – 6,2% (6,2%), in the South also 6.5 per cent (6.6 per cent), in the Siberian and 7.6% (8.7 per cent).

Among the regions the highest unemployment rate in January-March (average for the three months for increased data representation) were recorded in Ingushetia (27,1%), Tuva (19,8%), Karachay-Cherkessia (15,9%), Altai Republic (15.4%) and Chechnya (14,3%).

In addition, the unemployment rate exceeded 10% in the following regions: Dagestan Republic (12.6 percent), North Ossetia (12.9 per cent), Kabardino-Balkaria (11,7%), Zabaykalsky Krai (10,7%), Kurgan oblast (10.5%) and Buryatia (10%), Jewish Autonomous oblast (10.5 percent).

The lowest unemployment rate in these months is traditionally marked in Moscow (1,6%), Saint Petersburg (1.7 percent), Moscow oblast (3,3%), Chukotka Autonomous district (3.6 per cent).