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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 7/28/2016

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

5 292

Thousands May 2016

0.8 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5 281

Thousands May 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

72.4

Percent May 2016

0.0 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

72.2

Percent May 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

4 892

Thousands May 2016

1.3 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4 911

Thousands May 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

66.9

Percent May 2016

0.3 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

67.2

Percent May 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

400

Thousands May 2016

-4.9 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

371

Thousands May 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

7.6

Percent May 2016

-0.4 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

7.0

Percent May 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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News

In May 2016, 4 892 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 63 000 compared to May 2015, of whom 40 000 were men. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 400 000. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 162.1 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continued increase in employment while unemployment, which amounted to 7.0 percent, shows small changes.

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