Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



21/07/2006
LATEST FIGURES: LABOUR FORCE SURVEY – MAIN RESULTS, 1st QUARTER 2006
21/07/2006

According to the results of Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 1st quarter of 2006, the number of employed persons amounted to 350.656 (males 196.426 and females 154.229) and the number of unemployed persons to 21.993 (males 11.061 and females 10.932).

The employment rate for persons aged 15-64 was 68,2% (males 77,7% and females 59,2%).

The unemployment rate amounted to 5,9% of the labour force (males 5,3% and females 6,6%). It is noted that in the 1st quarter, unemployment is influenced by seasonal factors due to the temporary closure of hotels, restaurants and other activities. The unemployment rate was higher for young persons aged 15-24 which accounted for 12,0% of the labour force of the same age group but in comparison to 2005, a decrease in the unemployment rate for young persons was observed.

A more detailed analysis of the survey data is presented in the description that accompanies the main results tables.














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