Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 2015-08-12

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

5 359

Thousands June 2015

-0.1 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5 221

Thousands June 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

73.9

Percent June 2015

-0.6 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

72.0

Percent June 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

4 903

Thousands June 2015

0.7 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4 823

Thousands June 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

67.6

Percent June 2015

0.0 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

66.5

Percent June 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

456

Thousands June 2015

-7.4 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

398

Thousands June 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

8.5

Percent June 2015

-0.7 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

7.6

Percent June 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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In June 2015, 4 903 000 persons aged 15–74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. The number of unemployed persons was 456 000, a decrease of 37 000 compared with June 2014, and the unemployment rate was 8.5 percent, a decrease of 0.7 percentage point. The number of hours worked averaged 157.0 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent.

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