Rosstat has published its December statistics pack on economic conditions.
Unemployment increased to 5.6%, from 5.4% in November. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also ticked up to 5.6%.
Real retail sales growth decelerated 0.7pp to 3.8% YoY on the food component.
Investment in fixed capital growth managed to stay in the black with a 0.3% YoY increase, likely owing to the favourable base effect.
Construction declined 3.0% YoY, after the modest 0.3% YoY drop a month ago.
Real wage growth slowed to 1.9% YoY, from the downwardly revised figure in November (to 4.1 YoY).
Agriculture output growth normalised to 1.4% annual growth.