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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 2016-02-16

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

5166

Thousands December 2015

0.8 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5 244

Thousands December 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

70.9

Percent December 2015

0.0 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

72.0

Percent December 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

4 821

Thousands December 2015

1.2 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4 875

Thousands December 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

66.2

Percent December 2015

0.3 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

66.9

Percent December 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

345

Thousands December 2015

-4.1 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

369

Thousands December 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

6.7

Percent December 2015

-0.3 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

7.1

Percent December 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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News

In December 2015, 4 821 000 persons aged 15–74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 58 000 compared to December 2014. The number of permanently employed persons increased by 79 000 and amounted to 3 602 000. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 345 000 and the unemployment rate was 6.7 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 128.3 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in employment and a decrease in unemployment, which amounted to 7.1 percent.

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