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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

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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Labour force

5165

Thousands November 2014

1.6 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5216

Thousands November 2014

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

71.5

Percent November 2014

0.6 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

72.2

Percent November 2014

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

4786

Thousands November 2014

1.7 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4806

Thousands November 2014

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

66.2

Percent November 2014

0.6 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

66.5

Percent November 2014

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

380

Thousands November 2014

-0.5 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

410

Thousands November 2014

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

7.4

Percent November 2014

-0.1 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

7.9

Percent November 2014

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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Employment continues to increase

In November 2014, 4 786 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 81 000 persons compared to November 2013. The number of unemployed persons was 380 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 161.8 million per week, an increase of 2.2 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continuing increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent.

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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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