In February 2015, 4 730 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 82 000 persons compared to February 2014. The number of unemployed persons was 433 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 8.4 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 157.2 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continuing increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent.