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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



28/06/2013
Latest Figures: Labour Force Survey - Main Results, 1st Quarter 2013

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 2013, the number of employed persons amounted to 375,4 thousand (males 196,1 thousand and females 179,3 thousand) and the number of unemployed persons to 70,7 thousand (males 38,0 thousand and females 32,7 thousand).

The employment rate for persons aged 20-64 was 67,4% (males 72,9% and females 62,3%) recording a decrease from the previous quarter of 2012, 69,8% (males 75,6%, females 64,4%) and the corresponding quarter of 2012, 70,3% (males 75,6% and females 65,5%).

The unemployment rate amounted to 15,9% of the labour force (males 16,2% and females 15,4%) recording an increase from the previous quarter of 2012, 12,7% (males 13,2%, females 12,2%) and the corresponding quarter of 2012, 11,1% (males 12,2% and females 9,8%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 amounted to 37,5% of the labour force of the same age group recording an increase from the previous quarter of 2012, 32,0% and the corresponding quarter of 2012, 26,7%.


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