The number of employed persons continues to increase
In September 2014, 4 809 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 101 000 compared to September 2013. The number of unemployed persons was 371 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 163.6 million per week, an increase of 1.5 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a large increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.