Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



30/06/2010
Latest Figures: Labour Force Survey - Main Results, 1st quarter 2010

According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 1st quarter of 2010, the number of employed persons amounted to 379,9 thousand (males 206,8 thousand and females 173,1 thousand) and the number of unemployed persons to 29,6 thousand (males 15,9 thousand and females 13,7 thousand).

The employment rate for persons aged 20-64 was 74,6% (males 81,2% and females 68,0%) recording a small decrease both from the previous quarter and the corresponding quarter of 2009.

The unemployment rate amounted to 7,2% of the labour force (males 7,2% and females 7,3%) recording an increase both from the previous quarter (6,0%) and the corresponding quarter of 2009 (4,6%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 amounted to 20,4% of the labour force of the same age group recording an increase both from the previous quarter (16,5%) and the corresponding quarter of 2009 (10,0%).











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