In April 2015, 4 762 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 64 000 persons compared to April 2014. The number of unemployed persons was 432 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 8.3 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 145.3 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.