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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 12/15/2016

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

5 268

Thousands October 2016

1.3 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

5 285

Thousands October 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate

71.7

Percent October 2016

0.2 %

from corresponding period previous year

Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

72.0

Percent October 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed

4 930

Thousands October 2016

1.6 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

4 921

Thousands October 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate

67.1

Percent October 2016

0.4 %

from corresponding period previous year

Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

67.0

Percent October 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed

338

Thousands October 2016

-3.1 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

364

Thousands October 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate

6.4

Percent October 2016

-0.3 %

from corresponding period previous year

Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data)

6.9

Percent October 2016

.. %

from corresponding period previous year

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News

The number of employed people increased mainly in Financial operations, business services in the period from 2006 to 2015 and this economic activity had the highest number of employed people in 2015. In 2015, Human health and social work activities was the second largest economic activity. Among employed people in Construction, 93.0 percent were full-time employed, and this economic activity had the highest proportion of full-time employed people in 2015. Accommodation and food services was the economic activity with the lowest proportion and reported 59.0 percent full-time employed people.

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