Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 2015-09-11

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

5 352

Thousands July 2015

-0.2 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5 212

Thousands July 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

73.8

Percent July 2015

-0.6 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

71.8

Percent July 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

5 003

Thousands July 2015

0.4 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4 826

Thousands July 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

68.9

Percent July 2015

-0.2 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

66.5

Percent July 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

350

Thousands July 2015

-7.9 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

386

Thousands July 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

6.5

Percent July 2015

-0.6 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

7.4

Percent July 2015

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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News

During the second quarter of 2015 the number of employed persons aged 15-74 amounted to 4 837 000, an increase of 58 000 compared to the same quarter in 2014. The employment rate amounted to 66.7 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a declining rate of increase in the number of employed persons and only small changes in the employment rate. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 438 000 and the unemployment rate was 8.3 percent, a decrease of 0.4 percentage points. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a decrease in both the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate.

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