Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



06/03/2008
LATEST FIGURES: LABOUR FORCE SURVEY – MAIN RESULTS, 4th QUARTER 2007
06/03/2008



According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 4th quarter of 2007, the number of employed persons amounted to 384.852 (males 213.029 and females 171.823) and the number of unemployed persons to 14.051 (males 6.629 and females 7.422).

The employment rate for persons aged 15-64 was 71,5% (males 80,3% and females 63,2%) and remained at the same level with the previous quarter while it recorded a small increase from the corresponding quarter of 2006.

The unemployment rate amounted to 3,5% of the labour force (males 3,0% and females 4,1%) while in the 3rd quarter the rate was 4,0% (males 3,2% and females 4,9%) and the corresponding quarter of 2006 the rate was 4,2% (males 3,7% and females 4,9%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 was 10,2% compared to 10,5% in the corresponding quarter of 2006.

For the whole year 2007 the unemployment rate was 3,9% as against 4,5% in 2006. A more detailed analysis of the survey data is presented in the description that accompanies the main results tables.














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