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.