Employment distribution in Russia in 2018, by industry

The largest share of employed persons in Russia was occupied by wholesale and retail trade and auto services, which employed 19.1 percent of the workforce, or approximately 13.7 million people. Nearly nine percent of the employment in the country was provided by the construction sector. Less than two percent of the employed workforce had a job in finance and insurance.

Distribution of employed persons in Russia in 2018, by industry

Share of employed persons
Wholesale and retail trade, autotransport and motorcycle vehicle repair19.1%
Transportation and warehousing7.5%
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, and fishery6.9%
Healthcare and social services6.2%
Public administration, military security provision, social security5.1%
Professional, scientific and technical activity4%
Administrative and related additional services2.7%
Real estate2.7%
Hotels and public catering2.4%
Other services2.3%
Electrical energy, gas, and steam supply and air conditioning2.3%
Information and communications2%
Finance and insurance1.9%
Culture, sports, and leisure and entertainment organization1.6%
Water management and waste disposal and utilization1%
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Release date

August 2019



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