Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



30/09/2008
LATEST FIGURES: LABOUR FORCE SURVEY – MAIN RESULTS, 2nd QUARTER 2008
30/09/2008



According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 2nd quarter of 2008, the number of employed persons amounted to 384.028 (males 212.712 and females 171.316) and the number of unemployed persons to 12.448 (males 5.580 and females 6.868).

The employment rate for persons aged 15-64 was 71,1% (males 79,3% and females 63,3%) recording a small increase from the previous quarter while it remained at the same level from the corresponding quarter of 2007.

The unemployment rate amounted to 3,1% of the labour force (males 2,6% and females 3,9%) while in the 1st quarter of 2008 the rate was 4,6% (males 4,2% and females 5,0%) and the corresponding quarter of 2007 the rate was 3,4% (males 3,2% and females 3,6%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 was 7,1% compared to 9,1% in the corresponding quarter of 2007.












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