Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



19/01/2007
LATEST FIGURES: LABOUR FORCE SURVEY – MAIN RESULTS, 3rd QUARTER 2006
19/01/2007


According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 3rd quarter of 2006, the number of employed persons amounted to 360.004 (males 201.885 and females 158.119) and the number of unemployed persons to 14.811 (males 6.315 and females 8.497).

The employment rate for persons aged 15-64 was 70,4% (males 80,7% and females 60,8%) and recorded a small increase from the previous quarter and the corresponding quarter of 2005.

The unemployment rate amounted to 4,0% of the labour force (males 3,0% and females 5,1%) while in the 2nd quarter the rate was 4,1% (males 3,4% and females 5,0%) and the corresponding quarter of 2005 the rate was 5,1% (males 4,1% and females 6,5%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 recorded a decrease and reached 8,6% of the labour force of the same age group from 8,7% in the previous quarter and 14,7% in the corresponding quarter of 2005.















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