Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

Latest Figures: Labour Force Survey - Main Results, 2nd quarter 2010

According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 2nd quarter of 2010, the number of employed persons amounted to 387,9 thousand (males 211,4 thousand and females 176,5 thousand) and the number of unemployed persons to 26,4 thousand (males 13,6 thousand and females 12,7 thousand).

The employment rate for persons aged 20-64 was 75,7% (males 82,7% and females 68,9%) recording a small increase from the previous quarter.

The unemployment rate amounted to 6,4% of the labour force (males 6,1% and females 6,7%) recording a significant decrease from the previous quarter, 7,2% (males 7,2% and females 7,3%). Also the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15-24 amounted to 18,6% of the labour force of the same age group recording a decrease from the previous quarter (20,4%).

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