Increase in the number of employees
In June 2014, 4 870 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 54 000 compared to June 2013. The number of unemployed persons was 493 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 9.2 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 144.6 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 8.0 percent.