Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



30/06/2008
LATEST FIGURES: LABOUR FORCE SURVEY – MAIN RESULTS, 1st QUARTER 2008
30/06/2008



According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 1st quarter of 2008, the number of employed persons amounted to 379.790 (males 209.618 and females 170.172) and the number of unemployed persons to 18.146 (males 9.123 and females 9.024).

The employment rate for persons aged 15-64 was 70,2% (males 78,4% and females 62,5%) recording a small decrease from the previous quarter while it remained at the same level from the corresponding quarter of 2007.

The unemployment rate amounted to 4,6% of the labour force (males 4,2% and females 5,0%) while in the 4th quarter of 2007 the rate was 3,5% (males 3,0% and females 4,1%) and the corresponding quarter of 2007 the rate was 4,8% (males 4,2% and females 5,7%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 was 11,2% compared to 10,9% in the corresponding quarter of 2007.

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














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