Russia: Labor force

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Labor force, million people

 Latest value 72.35
 Year 2023
 Measure million people
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 73.83
 Min - Max 68.75 - 76.31
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Russia from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Russia during that period was 73.83 million people with a minimum of 68.75 million people in 1998 and a maximum of 76.31 million people in 1991. The latest value from 2023 is 72.35 million people. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 20.30 million people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Russia - Labor force - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Russia - Labor force - historical chart - 1991-2023

Definition: Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes people who are currently employed and people who are unemployed but seeking work as well as first-time job-seekers. Not everyone who works is included, however. Unpaid workers, family workers, and students are often omitted, and some countries do not count members of the armed forces. Labor force size tends to vary during the year as seasonal workers enter and leave.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 72.35 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.87 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.23 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 3.09 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 12.42 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 61.08 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 48.67 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 54.45 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.05 2023 percent
 Self-employment 6.61 2022 percent
 Employment 74.00 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.01 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 151.95 9/2023 index points
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