The number of unemployed people increased by 138 thousand to 4567 thousand in March. A year earlier, the figure was 4503 thousand.
The number of economically active people increased by 0.2 million to 76.1 million (52 percent of population). Compared to March of 2015, the figure was steady.
Nominal wages rose 4.1 percent year-on-year to an average RUB 35570 while real pay fell 3.0 percent. Real disposable income decreased 1.8 percent.