From April to May, the number of unemployed people decreased to 3.7 million from 3.98 million. In May of 2013, 3.9 million people were unemployed.
There were 905 thousand people officially registered as unemployed in May, 88 thousand less than in the previous month. In April, the number fell by 52 thousand.
Average wages rose 13 percent year-on-year to 33280 roubles in May, following a 10.8 percent increase in the previous month. Meanwhile, real disposable income grew 5.8 percent.