Faculty Publications

Title

Unemployment trends in Russia of the 1990s

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Russia, Unemployment

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Social Economics

Volume

26

Issue

12

First Page

1378

Last Page

1388

Abstract

Abstract The year of 1992 icitnessed liberalization of the price system in Russia (Tseny v Rossiiskoi Federatsii, 1994, p. 5). As a result, aUtliat was hidden and suppressed became open and free to move. This was especially true for unemployment in the country. Since 1992, Russia has experienced growing unemployment accompanied by a decline in the labor force and employment. Accordingly, the paper examines unemployment trends in Russia during tlie period of 1992-1996 based on available official Russian statistics. The paper relies exclusively on Russian sources as tlie primary information on the transitional macroeconomic developments in the country.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1999

DOI of published version

10.1108/03068299910248504

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