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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 8/30/2016

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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Figures

Labour force

5 400

Thousands July 2016

0.9 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5 271

Thousands July 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

73.8

Percent July 2016

0.0 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

72.0

Percent July 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

5 059

Thousands July 2016

1.1 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4 908

Thousands July 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

69.1

Percent July 2016

0.2 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

67.0

Percent July 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

341

Thousands July 2016

-2.3 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

363

Thousands July 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

6.3

Percent July 2016

-0.2 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

6.9

Percent July 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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In July 2016, 5 059 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 56 000 compared to July 2015. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 341 000 and the unemployment rate amounted to 6.3 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 95.3 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of employed persons and a continued decrease in the unemployment rate, which amounted to 6.9 percent.

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