Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



31/01/2006
LATEST FIGURES: LABOUR FORCE SURVEY – MAIN RESULTS, 3rd QUARTER 2005
31/01/2006



According to the results of Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 3rd quarter of 2005, the number of employed persons amounted to 349.580 (males 199.050 and females 150.530) and the number of unemployed persons to 18.882 (males 8.431 and females 10.452).

The employment rate for persons aged 15-64 was 68,7% (males 79,9% and females 58,2%).

The unemployment rate amounted to 5,1% of the labour force (males 4,1% and females 6,5%). The unemployment rate was higher for young persons aged 15-24 which accounted for 14,7% of the labour force of the same age group (males 12,1% and females 17,6%).













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