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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



23/12/2013
Latest Figures: Labour Force Survey - Main Results, 3rd Quarter 2013

According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 3rd quarter of 2013, the number of employed persons amounted to 374,8 thousand (males 196,2 thousand and females 178,6 thousand) and the number of unemployed persons to 72,7 thousand (males 38,7 thousand and females 34,0 thousand).

The employment rate for persons aged 20-64 was 66,9% (males 72,7% and females 61,7%) recording a decrease from the previous quarter of 2013, 67,3% (males 72,9%, females 62,1%) and the corresponding quarter of 2012, 70,0% (males 76,3% and females 64,2%).

The unemployment rate amounted to 16,2% of the labour force (males 16,5% and females 16,0%) recording an increase from the previous quarter of 2013, 15,5% (males 16,2%, females 14,6%) and the corresponding quarter of 2012, 12,1% (males 12,3% and females 11,8%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 amounted to 38,5% of the labour force of the same age group recording a decrease from the previous quarter of 2013, 40,3% but an increase from the corresponding quarter of 2012, 26,4%.


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