MOSCOW, September 23. /TASS/. Unemployment in Russia surged by 13.5% in August 2015 year-on-year to 4.1 mln people, the state statistics service Rosstat reported on Wednesday.
In August, unemployment totaled 5.3%.
According to Rosstat, the number of unemployed people increased by 8.9% compared with the same period in 2014 while it slid by 0.2% compared with July 2015.