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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 2015-04-30

The objective of the LFS is to describe the current employment conditions for the entire population aged 15-74 and to give information on the development of the labour market. The survey is conducted regularly every month during the whole year. The results are presented as monthly, quarterly and annually statistics, with focus on both the number and the percentage of employed and unemployed persons. The LFS is the only source with continuous information on total unemployment and this information represents the official unemployment rate.

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Labour force

5181

Thousands March 2015

0.8 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5223

Thousands March 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

71.6

Percent March 2015

0.1 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

72.1

Percent March 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

4767

Thousands March 2015

1.4 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4819

Thousands March 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

65.8

Percent March 2015

0.4 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

66.6

Percent March 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

414

Thousands March 2015

-5.9 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

404

Thousands March 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

8.0

Percent March 2015

-0.6 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

7.7

Percent March 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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Number of employees increased by 65 000

In March 2015, 4 767 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 66 000 persons compared to March 2014. The number of unemployed persons was 414 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 8.0 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 159.4 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continuing increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent.

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