In May 2015, 4 829 000 persons aged 15–74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 84 000 persons compared to May 2014. The number of unemployed persons was 420 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 8.0 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 151.5 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continuing increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent. Employed consists of several subgroups, permanent employees, temporary employees and self-employed and assisting household members.