Increased number of hours worked
In April 2013 the number of employed persons aged 15-74 amounted to 4 642 000 persons. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 445 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 8.7 percent. This is an increase of 0.7 percentage points compared to April 2012. The number of hours worked averaged 150.9 million per week, an increase of 1.6 percent compared to April 2012. Seasonally adjusted data shows a continued weakly increasing trend for the labour force as well as the number of employed and unemployed persons.